All residents of single-family homes within Seattle City limits are required to pay for garbage service.
Dumpster service is also available.
Garbage is collected every week. Collection is normal on all holidays except for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. Following each of those holidays, service will be delayed by one day for the rest of the week. To find out your collection day:
- Look up collection day
- Call (206) 684-3000
Why Waste a Good Thing?
Before throwing something in the trash, consider if you can recycle or reuse it. Even food scraps and yard waste can find a second life as compost. Items such as building materials, vehicle batteries, used motor oil and tires can be recycled at the Recycling & Disposal Stations. See Special Items for details.