Annual Recycling and Reuse Report and Recycler License

Recycling businesses (collectors and processors) located or operating in the City of Seattle must submit a complete 2020 Seattle Annual Recycling and Reuse Report and apply for or renew their Recyclers License by March 31, 2021, according to Seattle Municipal Code (SMC, 6.250.080).
Businesses play a vital role in the City of Seattle reaching its recycling goals. Your completed 2020 Seattle Annual Recycling and Reuse Report helps us figure out how much businesses recycled and your role in helping Seattle reach its 70% recycling goal. In 2019, we estimate that businesses recycled about 221,000 tons of material, or 62.1%. The overall recycling rate for the City is 54.4%.

How to submit your annual recycling and reuse report

This year, there are two options for reporting your recycling activities:

1  Report online using the new Recycler Reporting App

or

2  Follow these steps to download the 2020 Seattle Annual Recycling and Reuse Report and submit it through email:

  • Download the 2020 Seattle Annual Recycling and Reuse Report form (xlsx).
  • On the menu bar, click on "File" and then "Save As."
  • Name the file using your company name and “2020 Recycler Report,” and click on "Save."
  • 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 email, attach the completed form, and send it to spu_recyclerlicense@seattle.gov no later than March 31, 2021.
    Note: copy email if needed for use elsewhere SPU_recyclerlicense@seattle.gov

Failure to submit a complete and accurate 2020 Seattle Annual Recycling and Reuse Report and a Recycler License Application/Renewal by March 31, 2021 may result in fines and statutory fees of $500 or more (SMC 6.202.470).


How to submit your annual Recycler License Application/Renewal

Recycling businesses in Seattle will receive hard copies of the recycler license application/renewal form in the mail. If your business needs another copy, download the license form (xlsx). The license form and a check for $105 payable to "City of Seattle" 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 Recycler License Application/Renewal is due by March 31, 2021. Failure to submit a complete and accurate 2020 Seattle Annual Recycling and Reuse Report and a Recycler License Application/Renewal by March 31, 2021 may result in fines and statutory fees of $500 or more (SMC 6.202.470).