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Recology CleanScapes

Public Works Department
4800 South 188th Street
SeaTac, WA 98188 206.973.4763

Service Provider Recology CleanScapes


Recology CleanScapes provides garbage, recycling and food & yard waste collection for SeaTac households, businesses and establishments.

For residential customers, food & yard waste service will now be included with your garbage service at no additional charge!  Recycling service will be provided at no additional charge.  For commercial customers, unlimited recycling service is now included with your garbage service at no additional charge! 

If you are setting up service for the first time, information about services and rates can be found on the Services tab on the Recology CleanScapes SeaTac website by clicking on Recology CleanScapes in the box above.  You may sign up for service or change your container size by calling Customer Service at 206.767.1166 or submitting the appropriate online form.

Click here to see solid waste contract.

If you have questions, please contact Recology CleanScapes at 206.767.1166 or



SeaTac Commercial customers' garbage service now includes recycling collection service at no additional charge.  Customers will be able to select from several different garbage containers sizes and save money by recycling more or reducing waste altogether.

For residential customers, your solid waste rates are based on the size of your can.  The smaller the can, the less you pay.  As you eliminate more recyclables and food & yard waste from your garbage container, you may be able to downsize to a smaller garbage container and a lower rate.  Recycling and food & yard waste are part of the basic residential curbside service at no additional cost.

Basic rates may be reduced by 50% if the principal residential customer meets the Recology CleanScapes contract designated low-income requirement AND is either a senior citizen (62 years of age or older) or receiving permanent disability benefits from Social Security or the Military (proof of permanent disability benefits required). Customers must register with the City (which forwards the information to Recology CleanScapes) to qualify for the 50% discount.  The resident has to occupy the residence and pay the bills.  Please contact Public Works Programs Coordinator Mason Giem at 206.973.4763 to find out if you qualify and if so, to set up an appointment to fill out the forms.

If you need help with your garbage/recycling/food and yard waste service, please call Recology CleanScapes at 206.767.1166 or call Public Works Programs Coordinator Mason Giem with the City of SeaTac at 206.973.4763 with any questions/complaints.

Single Stream - All in One Recycling   

Commingled is a recycling program that does not require sorting by the consumer.  When sorting is not required, recycling levels increase.  Recyclers get a simple recycling program, and a simpler system equals higher participation levels and less contamination - which results in more of the right type of materials being recycled. Please make sure all recycling is completely clean and dry before putting into recycling container.  Examine recycling guides at Recology's website for more information on what can be put into yourrecycling cart.

The following drop-off locations are for occasional recycling needs and are not to be used in place of regular curbside service.  Absolutely NO commercial drop off allowed.

Tyee Educational Complex
4424 South 188th Street

Port of Seattle Noise Learning Center
19639 28th Avenue South


Bow Lake Transfer Station 
18800 Orillia Road South
Tukwila, WA
Telephone: 206.477.4466
Station Hours:
Mon - Thurs: 24 hours a day
Fri: 12 am - 11:30 pm
Sat and Sun: 8:30 am - 5:340 pm
Recycle Area Hours:
Mon - Fri: 6:00am - 8:00pm
Sat and Sun: 8:30am - 5:30pm

This facility is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Please view the Guide to King County Solid Waste Recycling and Transfer Facilities brochure, visit the  What Do I Do With…? website, or call Public Works Department at 206.973.4763.


Buy- Back Aluminum Can Centers

West Seattle Recycling Center 
3881 16th Avenue Southwest
Seattle, WA 98116


Household Hazardous Waste

The Local Hazardous Waste Management Program's provides hazardous waste disposal services and less toxic alternative options for residents and businesses.

Don't trash your hazardous waste!  Take it to the Wastemobile for free instead.  Ciscoe Morris gets a household hazardous waste inspection - what do they find?

South Transfer Station 
8105 5th Avenue South (South of the First Avenue South Bridge)
Seattle, WA 
Open Thurs, Fri. and Sat., 9:30am to 4:30pm, except major holidays.

For more information call the Household Hazards Line during regular business hours at  206.296.4692.

Residential Recycling Hotlines

King County Solid Waste Division FAQ

WA Dept. of Ecology Waste to Resources 

Earth 911

City of SeaTac

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