Solid Waste Reports

Seattle Public Utilities' (SPU) uses data to inform city solid waste programs and services. SPU tracks and analyzes a variety of tonnage, transfer station usage, and recyclables market data. The analyses appear in the following reports, which are in PDF format unless otherwise noted:


Annual Waste Prevention and Recycling Reports

Progress toward the City's solid waste goals, key waste generation and recycling trends, program highlights, and future plans.


Solid Waste Quarterly Reports

City contracted and self-haul tonnage for residential, commercial, and self-haul sectors, and garbage, recycling, and organics waste streams. 

Screenshot of MSW quarterly reports data dashboard

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Archives of Previous Report Formats


Construction, Demolition, and Land Clearing (CDL) Report

CDL tonnage by receiving facility.


Transfer Stations Reports

Continually updated annual reports with customer usage and tonnage data from SPU's two transfer stations.

Incoming Trips and Tons Reports

Incoming trips and garbage, organics, and recycling tonnage data from SPU's two transfer stations.

Inbound vs Outbound Reports

Daily incoming and outgoing garbage, organics, and recycling tonnage data at SPU's two transfer stations.


Recycling Market Reports 

Average monthly prices for recyclable material from the commercial and residential sectors.

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Andrew Lee, General Manager and CEO
Address: 700 5th Avenue, Suite 4900, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34018, Seattle, WA, 98124-5177
Phone: (206) 684-3000

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Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is comprised of three major direct-service providing utilities: the Water Utility, the Drainage and Wastewater Utility, and the Solid Waste Utility.