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Information for Shoreline





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 in order to create a clean and safe community. Every-other week recycling collection is included at no additional cost 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.

Recology Update 4/20/20

All Recology Stores are temporarily closed at this time. Bulky item pickup is also temporarily suspended. All other curbside collection service is operating normally. Recology also offers free curbside collection for many of the same items accepted for drop-off recycling at the store.

Visit for billing or customer service, or to schedule a special item pickup. During the store closure, items should not be left in front of the stores. Illegal dumping is prohibited and considered a public health hazard.

Best Practices for Recology Customers during COVID-19

Help keep yourself and Recology Shoreline employee owners safe by following this guidance.

Shoreline Transfer Station Update 3/25/20

To protect public health and safety during the COVID-19 outbreak, King County’s Solid Waste Division is imposing a staggered entry system for self-haul customers at its transfer stations, beginning Thursday, March 26. The actions are consistent with Gov. Jay Inslee’s order to limit public contact while preserving access to essential services. Self-haul customers are encouraged to postpone visits to the recycling and transfer stations where possible to avoid long lines and possible service delays.

Depending on the number of vehicles entering a facility, customers may be asked to wait until there is enough room on the tipping floor for vehicles to be appropriately spaced out. This will encourage social distancing and keep the public and employees safe. Self-haul customers can “Check the Line” before heading to a transfer station to see how busy a facility is by visiting  

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Missed Collection

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. 

Weather Delays

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). 

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.

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
  • Styrofoam
  • Textiles
  • Small Appliances and Electronics
  • Batteries
  • Small Propane Canisters (empty)

Learn more, schedule a special item pick up and get preparation instructions: (206) 763-4444

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: (206) 417-3877.

View the Recology store guide to see what you can bring to the store for recycling

Visit the Recology Store in Shoreline to recycle various items and find eco-friendly products.

Free Resources for Businesses & Multi-Family Customers

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, grocery stores, 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.

Schedule a free, on-site waste consultation: (206) 763-4444 |

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

Sharps Disposal

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 Recycling & Transfer Station for free and safe disposal.

Leaky Dumpster?

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. Call Recology at (206) 763-4444 to have leaky dumpsters swapped.