Seattle Public Utilities


Seattle is a national leader in recycling. Everyone working together helps make that happen. Remember to Recycle Right with these 3 tips:

  1. Recycle the Top 5 categories:
    • Paper
    • Cardboard
    • Plastic bottles and containers
    • Glass bottles and jars
    • Metal cans
  1. All recyclables should be Empty, Clean and Dry

    No food or liquids in the recycling cart

  1. When in doubt, find out.

    Look up answers in the Where Does it Go? tool



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

A takeout container

Where do plastic take-out containers go?