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Solid Waste Reports

City of Seattle Annual Overall Recycling Reports

Annual reports of the Seattle Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) recycling rate calculation, the percentage of MSW diverted from the landfill by reuse, recycling and composting. These reports contain a historical overview of solid waste tons generated, recycled, and disposed; cumulative progress to recycling goal; annual program activities and future plans.

2013 Recycling Rate Report

Solid Waste Quarterly Program Reports

Solid waste programs are monitored on a regular basis to assess program performance and revenue impacts. Each report has two years of monthly data, and annual historical data since program inception. All reports are in PDF format.

Garbage Reports

The Garbage Programs Reports include all the residential, commercial and self haul garbage collected in Seattle. Each report contains two years of monthly data, and annual historical data since 1986. The reports are published quarterly.

2014 Garbage Report

Organics Reports

The Organics Programs Reports include data on Residential, Self Haul and Commercial Organics. The reports contain two years of monthly data and annual historical data since 1997. The reports are published quarterly.

2014 Organics Report

Recycling Reports

These reports include information about Seattle's residential curbside, residential apartment and free business recycling programs. The reports contain two years of monthly data and annual historical data since 1997. Beginning in 2009 all the recycling programs are combined into one report. The reports are published quarterly.

2014 Recycling Report

Construction, Demolition and Landclearing (CDL) Report

A report on current and historical tonnage and makeup of Seattle’s Construction, Demolition and Landclearing (CDL) waste.

CDL Report

Recycle and Disposal Stations Reports

Recycling and Disposal Stations Trips and Tons

Detailed data and statistics on daily incoming trips and tons at the City of Seattle's North and South Recycling and Disposal Stations.

2014 Summary

Recycling and Disposal Stations Tons In and Out

These reports compare the daily incoming to daily outgoing tons at the City of Seattle's North and South Recycling and Disposal Stations.

2014 Summary

Recycling Market Reports

Market price surveys document the average monthly price for recyclable items, dating back to 1988.

Commercial Recycled Materials Market Report (pdf)
Commercial Recycled Materials Market Report (xlsx)
Residential Recycled Materials Market Report (pdf)
Residential Recycled Materials Market Report (xlsx)