Seattle Public Utilities

Food & Yard

Compost so life goes on

Collect and put all food and yard waste in the green Food & Yard waste cart. Food and Yard waste are not allowed in the garbage.

All Seattle residents, buildings and food businesses are required to have food waste collection service.

Composting food and yard waste creates nutrient rich compost and keeps a valuable resource out of the landfill.


Use our calculator to estimate the monthly cost of your garbage and yard waste pick-up.

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