Seattle Public Utilities

How to recycle

Plastic Cups & Utensils

In recycling

  • Empty and clean plastic cups

In garbage

  • Dirty plastic cups
  • Plastic utensils
  • Styrofoam cups

In food and yard waste

Plastic-like containers labeled “Compostable” or “#7 PLA” go in the food and yard waste.

Learn more about compostable packaging (pdf).

Decrease waste: Choose reusable items or donate to thrift stores.