What goes in my food and yard waste cart?
Tips & Guidelines
Did you know food scraps, uncoated food-soiled paper and yard waste can be composted into a nutrient-rich soil amendment? Finished compost creates a valuable product used in parks, farms and gardens. Approximately 30% of all material that ends up in the landfill could have been composted instead. When you keep food scraps, food-soiled paper and yard waste separate from your garbage, you extend the life of our landfills and conserve resources.
|Put these types of materials in your food and yard waste cart:
DO NOT place these items in your food and yard waste cart:
More information about what goes in your food and yard waste cart is available using Seattle’s Where Does It Go tool.