Seattle Public Utilities

How to recycle

Trees or Brush

In food and yard waste

Trees, brush, and branches go in the food and yard waste:

  • Cut down to 4 inches or less in diameter and 4 feet or less in length.
  • Avoid extra charges – Items should fit in your bin with the lid closed.
  • Don’t exceed the weight limits printed on your bin.

Next to bin

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  • Tie bundles with natural twine. No plastic allowed.
  • Bundles must be 2 feet or less in diameter.

Transfer station

Bring trees and brush to city transfer stations. {{proj[1].rate_text}}

  • All trees, brush, or branches must be 8 feet or less in length.
  • All pieces must be 8 inches or less in diameter.

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