Clean wood waste
These types of clean wood waste can be recycled for a fee at the Recycling and Disposal Stations:
- Cedar shingles: untreated, no tar paper.
- Lath (no plaster)
- Tree limbs, logs, stumps and untreated poles: less than 8 feet long and 8 inches in diameter.
- Unpainted plywood, oriented strandboard (OSB), and particleboard
- Untreated, unpainted lumber: nails and staples OK.
Wood treated as garbage
These types of wood are accepted as garbage for a fee at the Recycling and Disposal Stations:
- Painted wood.
- Wood treated with preservatives such as creosote, pentachlorophenol, copper napthenate, chromium arsenate compounds, or chlordane. Large loads of treated wood must be accompanied by a Waste Clearance Form from the Health Department. Call (206) 296-4633 for information.
- Logs and poles must not exceed 8 feet in length and 8 inches in diameter.
- Non-wood construction materials.
You can dispose of yard waste such as branches:
- With yard and Food waste collections service: Residential or Commercial.
- By backyard composting.
- At the Recycling and Disposal Stations for a lower fee than garbage.