Recology provides garbage, recycling, and compost collection for residents and businesses in Shoreline. Garbage service is mandatory for business, multi-family and single-family properties in Shoreline order to create a clean and safe community. Every-other week recycling collection is included for free with garbage service. For single-family customers, weekly compost (food scraps/yard waste) collection is also included at no additional cost. For more information, view the Mandatory Collection Ordinance 747 (PDF).
Visit the Recology Shoreline website to view garbage service rates and sign up for service, or call Recology at (206) 763-4444.
If your garbage, yard waste, or recycling has not been collected on your designated day, please call Recology within 24 hours of the missed collection, and your missed waste will be collected on the next business day, if your cart is left at the curb.
Report a missed collection: (206) 763-4444
If extreme weather conditions make it unsafe for Recology to collect at your curb, Recology will try to collect on your next regular service day (usually the next week). At that time, they will pick-up, at no extra charge, materials equal to what would have been collected on the missed collection day(s).
Check the Recology website for weather-related service updates.
Garbage – Black Cart
What can’t be recycled or composted needs to be disposed of as garbage. This includes items such as dirty diapers, bagged pet waste and cold ashes, plastic bags and film, shredded paper, and small, non-recyclable plastic items.
On-Call Bulky Item Collection
For large items that do not fit or belong in your bins, like old furniture, appliances, or mattresses, you may schedule a Bulky Item Collection by calling 206-763-4444 or scheduling a collection online. Service charges and disposal/recycling fees apply.
Don't put Hazardous Waste in the Garbage
Hazardous waste, such as oil-based paints and stains, and products that say “warning,” “caution” or “danger” contain hazardous chemicals and need to be taken to the North Seattle Household Hazardous Waste Collection Site. For more information, visit guiltfreekc.org/.
Leaky Dumpster? Call Recology at (206) 763-4444 to Have it Swapped
If your Recology dumpster is leaking or otherwise in bad condition, call Recology to have it swapped out. Swapping out a leaky dumpster can help you avoid costly environmental fines and leads to a cleaner, safer site.
Compost - Green Cart
Weekly foods scraps and yard waste (compost) collection is free with garbage service for single-family residents in Shoreline. The follow items are accepted in your green food compost cart:
- Food scraps, such as vegetables, meat and bones, coffee grounds and filters, dairy, etc.
- Food soiled paper including pizza boxes and unlined paper products
- Waxed cardboard
- Cedar Grove-approved compostable bags: https://cedar-grove.com/compostable/accepted-items/bags
- Yard waste (branches must be under 4 feet long and less than 4 inches diameter)
- Clean, untreated wood less than 4 inches diameter and less than 4 feet in length
View the Compost guide to find out what you can compost in Shoreline
Recycling – Blue Cart
Recycling collection is included at no additional cost with Garbage service through Recology. By recycling more, you may be able to save money by reducing your garbage size. Materials placed in your blue cart must be properly prepared for recycling. Follow these simple steps to recycle right!
- Don't bag your recycling, put recyclables in the bin loose.
- Empty, clean, and dry food containers, bottles, and tubs.
- Place plastic lids back on plastic bottles.
- Keep plastic bags, Ziplocs, and plastic wrap out of the recycling bin.
- Keep recycling bin lids closed to prevent material getting wet or blowing away.
- Keep excess cardboard out of the rain.
- When in doubt, find out! Call Recology or visit their website to find out more about what materials are currently accept for recycling.
View the Recycling guide to see what you can recycle in Shoreline
Medical sharps (hypodermic needles, syringes with attached intravenous tubing with needles attached) should never be put in the garbage or recycle bin! Place sharps in a sturdy, sealed plastic container and take them to the Shoreline Transfer Station for free and safe disposal.
Special Item Recycling – At the Curb
Recology offers a residential curbside Special Item Recycling program for items that that are not accepted inside your recycling container. Items collected include:
- Fluorescent Tubes and Bulbs
- Motor and Cooking Oil
- Small Appliances and Electronics
- Small Propane Canisters (empty)
Special Item Recycling – at the Recology Store
If Recology picks up at your house, you can drop off at their store! The Recology Store accepts items for recycling that cannot be put in your curbside recycling cart, including: CFL light bulbs, household batteries, old textiles, hard-cover books, small electronics and appliances, block Styrofoam™, latex paint, and bicycles.
Recology residential customers may drop off limited quantities of the hard-to-recycle items listed above at any Recology Store location. Non-customers may also drop off at the Recology Store for a minimal fee. Call stores for details.
View the Recology store guide to see what you can bring to the store for recycling
15235 Aurora Ave. N, Shoreline, WA 98133
Tue – Sat: 10AM – 6PM; Sunday: 11AM – 5PM
Visit the Recology Store in Shoreline to recycle various items and find eco-friendly products.
Waste Reduction for Businesses
Businesses and multi-family properties in Shoreline can receive assistance from Recology to identify opportunities to recycle more and waste less. By recycling and composting more, businesses can sometimes save money by downsizing their garbage service. The Recology Waste Zero Team has extensive experience assisting businesses from every sector and size, including office buildings, hotels, restaurants, hospitals, shopping centers and large commercial residential properties.
Depending on your business type, the Recology Waste Zero team will:
- Conduct an onsite visit and provide tailored recommendations to help your business reduce waste and save money
- Conduct an audit of your waste stream to determine current and potential waste diversion opportunities
- Customize service options and equipment to meet your needs
- Provide signage, flyers, stickers, and training