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Solid Waste Plans

Solid Waste Management Plan - The Solid Waste Management Plan updates the City of Seattle’s programs and services to prevent waste, increase recycling and composting, and improve services.

Facilities Plan - The Solid Waste Facilities Master Plan was prepared to address the critical need to upgrade or replace the existing transfer stations before they fail.

Recycling and Waste Reduction Study (Zero Waste Study) - This study, completed in 2007, evaluated both new strategies and existing programs adopted previously under the guiding principle of “zero waste” as originally laid out in the 1998 Seattle Solid Waste Comprehensive Plan, "On the Path to Sustainability." Zero Waste and collection strategies, with the potential to divert significant tonnage away from landfill disposal, were identified in this five month comprehensive study.