Do I have to pay for extra recycling when the cart is already full? No. Seattle residents can recycle as much as they want for no charge.
During the holiday season, recycling carts tend to get pretty full! If the recycling container is full, you can put extra recyclables next to your recycling cart in sturdy bins, boxes or 32-gallon cans. Flatten cardboard boxes.
You can put your extra recycling in a paper (not plastic) bag or a cardboard box (maximum 3 ft. X 3 ft.) and set it next to the recycling cart for collection. Use a rigid plastic container for extra glass.
Do not set extra recycling on top of, or leaning against, the container. Keep the area clear for other residents and your collector.