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Customers Crazy About Compost

Seattle Public Utilities received more than 600 responses to our recent food and yard waste customer survey. Here’s what you have to say!

More than 85 percent of surveyed residents are very satisfied with their food and yard waste service.

96 percent of residents use their carts to compost their leftover food scraps.

72 percent take their food waste to the curb every week.

Most use a reusable container or paper or compostable bag to store their kitchen scraps before taking them to the curb.

Most customers participate in food scrap collection because it reduces waste sent to the landfill, it’s good for the environment, and it’s easy! Last year, Seattle residents diverted more than 73,000 tons of organic waste from the landfill through food and yard waste collection. Way to go!

To learn more about what can go in your food and yard waste cart, or tips on how to get started, visit