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Customers changing their food and yard waste cart size more than once in a twelve month period may incur a $31.45 fee charged to their solid waste account. Effective April 1, 2022, this fee will be $32.35.
A fee is charged for each additional 32-gallon container or 4 feet by 2 feet by 2 feet bundle (4' x 2' x 2') set out beside your City-provided cart. Customers can also be charged for overflowing yard waste that prevents the lid from closing. See suggestions for containers for extra yard waste. Bundles must be tied with natural fiber twine. No food waste is allowed in these extra units.
Maximum weight allowed for each extra container or bundle is 60 pounds.
For any yard waste that does not fit in the cart supplied by the City, you can use:
Extra yard waste fees are not charged in November, when customers are asked to keep fall leaves out of drains to reduce the risk of flooding. Households can put out up to 10 bags of extra yard waste per collection day for free from November 1 to 30.
Please note that this free service is only available to customers who are currently billed for regular food and yard waste collection.
Food waste is allowed only in your City-provided cart. If your City-provided cart is full, you can store it for the next collection or remove some yard waste to make room for the food waste. No food waste is allowed inside extra yard waste collection bins or leaf bags. You may consider increasing your cart service level if your food and yard waste volumes are greater than your current cart size.
Address: 700 5th Avenue, Suite 4900, Seattle, WA, 98104 Mailing Address: PO Box 34018, Seattle, WA, 98124-5177 Phone: (206) 684-3000
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.