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What’s New in Recycling?

Seattle residents can now recycle even more!

Large Plastic Items

Put plastic laundry baskets, molded plastic lawn chairs, and plastic tubs, buckets and storage broken laundry basketcontainers directly into your recycling container.  If they don’t fit in your cart, items less than 3’x3’x3′ can be set next to your recycling container.  Items bigger than 3’x3’x3′ need to be broken down.  Put small items in a sturdy box or reusable container and set it next to your recycling cart.

Plastic Caps on Empty Plastic Bottles

To recycle plastic bottle caps, put the plastic cap on an EMPTY plastic bottle and drop it in the recycling.  Loose caps (not attached to a bottle) go in the garbage.

Cooking Oil

Follow these instructions to recycle used cooking oil:

  1. Pour the cooled oil into a plastic jug with a tight-fitting, screw-on lid.
  2. Label the jug with your name and address.
  3. Set the labelled, tightly-closed jug next to your recycling cart (not in it)

Used motor oil is also recyclable if prepared and set out as described above.  There is a limit of two gallons of oil (either type of oil) per collection day.  Do not mix oils.