Waste Reduction

Businesses in Burien are encouraged to recycle, compost, and reuse as much of their material as possible. Recycling and composting decrease the burden placed on landfills and lowers methane emissions, helping to keep Burien a sustainable city.

Waste Prevention and Reduction Policies

Waste Reduction For your Business/Organization

Commercial customers in Burien can contact Recology King County to set up a free consultation to learn about best management practices for recycling, composting, and landfill materials. Depending on your business’s needs, Recology King County offers:

  • Onsite visits to provide recommendations to help your business reduce waste and save money
  • Audits of your waste stream to determine current and potential waste diversion opportunities
  • Free signage, flyers, and stickers
  • Free workshops and trainings for businesses and organizations

Call (206) 767-3322 or email [email protected] to learn more about the programs they offer.

Recycling at Your Business

Burien commercial customers’ garbage service includes recycling collection service at no additional charge! Businesses can select from several different garbage and recycle container sizes to save money and reduce the amount of waste sent to the landfill.

Call (206) 767-3322 or email [email protected] to see how much money you can save by adding recycling service.

Composting at Your Business

Businesses can save money on their waste bill by reducing the size of their garbage container and adding commercial compost collection. Composting reduces the amount of organic material sent to the landfill. Instead, food scraps and yard waste are sent to a commercial compost facility where they are turned into compost which can be used in home gardens and urban agriculture.

Save money on your waste bill and sign up for compost collection service! Contact a service provider for rates:

Sorting Guides

Access printable sorting guides, including translated versions, on the Recology website.

Updated July 28, 2023