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Annual Recycling and Reuse Report and Recycler License

Businesses and non-profits that collect, haul, or process recyclable material, including compostable material, and are located or operating in the City of Seattle must submit a complete 2022 Seattle Annual Recycling and Reuse Report and apply for or renew their Recycler License by March 31, 2023, according to Seattle Municipal Code (SMC, 6.250.080).

Businesses and non-profits play a vital role in the City of Seattle reaching its waste prevention and reduction goals. Your completed Seattle Annual Recycling and Reuse Report helps inform recycling and waste prevention services and programs.

Based on 2021 reporting, we estimate that businesses and non-profits recycled or composted 197,000 tons of material, or 63.0% of commercial waste. The overall recycling rate for the City is 52.7%.

Submit your annual recycling and reuse report

1.  Report online using the Recycler Reporting App – Recommended
(Business and contact information are retained between years.)

or

2. Download and email the 2022 Seattle Annual Recycling and Reuse Report:

  • Download the 2022 Seattle Annual Recycling and Reuse Report form (xlsx).
  • On the menu bar, click on "File" and then "Save As."
  • Name the file using your company name and “2022 Recycler Report,” and click on "Save."
  • Open the Excel file on your computer and enter data in the appropriate cells.
  • When you are finished, click on "File" on the menu bar, then "Save."
  • Create a new email, attach the completed form, and send it to spu_recyclerlicense@seattle.gov no later than March 31, 2023.
    Note: copy email if needed for use elsewhere SPU_recyclerlicense@seattle.gov

Failure to submit a complete and accurate 2022 Seattle Annual Recycling and Reuse Report and a Recycler License Application/Renewal by March 31, 2023 may result in fines and statutory fees of $500 or more (SMC 6.202.470).


How to submit your annual Recycler License Application/Renewal

Recycling businesses and non-profits located or operating in Seattle will receive hard copies of the recycler license application/renewal form in the mail. If your business or non-profit needs another copy, download the license form. The license form and a check for $105 payable to "City of Seattle" must be mailed to:

City of Seattle, Department of Finance and Administrative Services
Attn: Amanda Aguirre
700 5th Avenue Suite 4300
P.O. Box 34214
Seattle, WA 98124-4214
consumerprotection@seattle.gov
(206) 386-1267

The Recycler License Application/Renewal is due by March 31, 2023. Failure to submit a complete and accurate 2022 Seattle Annual Recycling and Reuse Report and a Recycler License Application/Renewal by March 31, 2023 may result in fines and statutory fees of $500 or more (SMC 6.202.470). For more information, see the Department of Finance and Administrative Services Business Regulations - Recycling business or non-profit.

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
SPUCustomerService@seattle.gov

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