Seattle Garbage Schedule 2023 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Maps)

We’re here to help you find the Seattle garbage pickup schedule for 2023 including bulk pickup, recycling, holidays, and maps.

The City of Seattle is in Washington, with Tacoma to the south, Bellevue to the east, Edmonds to the north, Bremerton to the west.

If there’s a change to your normal trash collection schedule then there’s a good chance your street sweeping schedule has changed too so make sure to check for updates.

Seattle Garbage Collection Calendar 2023

For the normal Seattle trash schedule, visit the city website and enter your address.

You can also see the city-observed holidays.

Trash Pick Up Holidays

There will NOT be collections on these holidays

  • Thanksgiving Day (4th Thursday in November),
  • Christmas Day (December 25th), and
  • New Year’s Day (January 1st).

Seattle Trash Collection Map

Seattle garbage pickup schedule map

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2023

Bulky pickup is done on an as-needed basis. You need to call or schedule online to have your bulky items pickup ed.

Call: (206) 684-3000

Schedule online:

There may be a small fee required.

Costs vary by the type of item collected. Charges for special item collections will appear on your combined utility bill. The person(s) responsible for the combined utility bill must be able to authorize charges on the account.

  • No cost: Foam blocks and used cooking and motor oil
  • $5.00 per pick up: small propane canisters (NEW!), CFLs, household batteries
  • $20.00 per pick up: Special Items box – for multiple small special items (electronics, household batteries, small appliances, etc.)
  • $30.00 per item: Large furniture, appliances, and TVs larger than 2′ x 2′ x 2′
  • $38.00 per item: Items containing CFCs (such as refrigerators and freezers manufactured before 2005)

Have bulky items the city won’t pick up? You need a junk removal service.

If you have large items that the city won’t take from you, you may need to hire a junk removal service.

Junk removal services are not be as picky about the items they’re collecting so if the city won’t take the item, this may be your best bet. There’s usually a fee involved with junk removal but most companies can tell you ahead of time approximately what it’s going to cost.

There are a number of junk removal services in Seattle and I’m sure many of them will be able to help you out.

Recycling Schedule 2023

Here’s the link to the Seattle recycling schedule:

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Seattle?

Bulk pickup is done on as as-needed basis. Call (206) 684-3000 or schedule online to have your bulk items picked up.

What day is garbage pickup?

You can find your trash pickup day by visiting the city website and entering your address.

What time does trash collection start?

Trash collection starts at 7am on your collection day.

How can I contact the Seattle Public Works Department?

Public Utilities

Andrew Lee, General Manager/Chief Executive Officer
Address: 700 5th Avenue, Suite 4900, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34018, Seattle, WA, 98124-5177
Phone: (206) 684-3000
Email: SPUCustomerService (at)

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