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Help for Restaurants with New Law

Since July 1, all Seattle restaurants and food service providers that use throw-away packaging are required to use products that are either recyclable or compostable.

Businesses that have dining areas must also collect recyclable and compostable packaging in clearly labeled bins and send it to a recycling or composting facility for processing.

Seattle Public Utilities offers assistance to businesses to make the transition to the new requirements through its Resource Venture program. Call 206-343-8505 or e-mail