Seattle Public Utilities Mami Hara, General Manager/CEO
Put uncoated paper in your food and yard waste cart. Examples include: paper napkins, kitchen paper towels, pizza boxes, and uncoated paper plates and bowls (such as Chinet or Cedar Grove brands).
Most paper plates are plastic-coated. Coated paper (such as milk cartons, ice cream cartons, or butter boxes) are accepted for recycling if they are clean and empty.
Note: Restaurants may have commercial compostables collection programs that accept products that are not allowed in your residential food and yard waste cart.
See photos and more information: Compostable Packaging Guide (pdf)
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