Annual Recycling and Reuse Reports

All recycling businesses (collectors and processors) located or operating in the City of Seattle are required annually to provide data on the types and tonnage of materials they have handled during the previous year. This data is used to determine Seattle's annual recycling rate, which is reported to the City Council every June, and to assist Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) in improving recycling programs.

Recycling businesses can download the 2019 Seattle Annual Recycling and Reuse report form in Excel format, enter data, and return the form to SPU as an e-mail attachment. To download and fill out the form, follow these steps:

  • Download the annual report form (xlsx).
  • On the menu bar, click on "File" and then "Save As."
  • Choose a drive and folder, name the file, and click on "Save". Include your company name and "[year] Recycler Report" in the file name.
  • Open the Excel file on your computer and enter data in the appropriate cells.
  • When you are finished, click on "File" on the menu bar, then "Save."
  • Create a new e-mail, attach the completed form, and send it to

The completed 2019 Seattle Annual Recycling and Reuse Report form must reach SPU by March 31, 2020.

All recycling businesses in Seattle will receive hard copies of the report form and recycler license application/renewal form. If your business needs another copy, download the license form (xlsx). The license form and check for $105 payable to "City of Seattle" cannot be sent electronically and must be mailed to:

City of Seattle, Department of Finance and Administrative Services
Attn: Terry Boyle
700 5th Avenue Suite 4250
P.O. Box 34214
Seattle, WA 98124-4214

The license is also due by March 31, 2020.