Seattle Public Utilities

Cart Size Calculator

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

The fine print

  • You can change your cart size for either or both services (garbage, yard waste) for free once per 12 months. Additional changes are $26.05. Change Bin size
  • Recycling is free. More recycling? Add another cart, or put extra recycling in a paper (not plastic) bag or a cardboard box next to your curbside cart – all for free at any time.
  • Put out extra garbage bags for $11.35 each, bulky items $30 each (call to schedule), or yard waste bundles $5.80 each.
  • There is a maximum weight limit for each garbage or food and yard container:
    • 12g/13g – 20 lbs
    • 20g – 30 lbs
    • 32g – 60 lbs
    • 64g – 120 lbs
    • 96g – 180 lbs