Business & Commercial Collection

In recent years, nearly 200,000 tons of recyclable and compostable material from Seattle went into the landfill. Businesses can reduce their need for garbage collection by recycling, composting food scraps, and salvaging building materials during construction. Why waste a good thing?


Garbage collection

To set up service or resolve issues, commercial businesses deal directly with the commercial garbage provider for their area. Apartment and condominium buildings, however, should work with Seattle Public Utilities to set up service.

For service in Central and Northeast Seattle

801 S. Fidalgo St, Suite 100
Seattle, WA 98108
Phone: (206) 250-7500

For service in South and Northwest Seattle

Waste Management of Seattle
8111 First Avenue S
Seattle, WA 98108
Phone: (855) 894-9447

Map of Seattle Solid Waste Service Zones by Contractor
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Clear Alleys Program

If your building is in Belltown, Downtown, Pioneer Square, the International District, or Columbia, containers may not be stored in the public right-of-way. Learn about the City's Clear Alleys Program.


Commercial recycling and compost services

City ordinance requires recyclable materials and yard debris be kept out of garbage. Learn more about commercial recycling options for your business.

Food and yard waste is also not allowed in commercial garbage. Commercial compost collection costs less than regular garbage pickup. It diverts yard debris and food scraps from the landfill by turning them into compost for local parks and gardens.


Related links

Commercial garbage rates
Commercial recycling

Transfer stations
Green Business Program (Recycling, water conservation and water quality resources for businesses)
Hazardous Waste Management Program (Helps with business waste and recycling, or call (206) 263-8899)


Public Utilities

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.