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Seattle Public Utilities Rescues Goldfish

Two little fish safely relocated after being retrieved from storm drain Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) successfully rescued a pair of goldfish today who have been living in a storm water catch basin near Stevens Elementary on Capitol Hill. SPU first learned of the goldfish from the Capitol Hill Seattle blog, which reported that the fish […]


Free Sandbags Available in Flood-Prone Areas

Fall has arrived and it’s time to prepare for storm season! Seattle Public Utilities is offering a limited number of FREE filled sandbags to households and business owners in flood-prone areas. If you have experienced flooding in or around your home, you may want to consider using sandbags. While they don’t seal out water, sandbags […]


Drainage and Wastewater Rates Increasing to Support Essential Services and Infrastructure Investments

In 2017 we worked in partnership with the community, City Council, and the Mayor to develop an update to SPU’s Strategic Business Plan (SBP). The Update describes our plans for delivering essential drinking water, drainage and wastewater, and garbage and recycling services for 2018-2023, and our commitment to our community-centered goals: Improving affordability and accountability […]


SPU Sharps Collection: working to keep Seattle safe and clean

Seattle Public Utilities’ Sharps Collection Pilot Program provides safe disposal of “sharps” (needles, syringes, and lancets) from public property. Since the program began in August 2016, SPU inspectors have collected more than 10,000 sharps in the public right of way, and more than 100,000 needles have been disposed of in the City’s drop-off boxes since […]


Possible Delayed Yard Waste Collection

Yard waste collections for Monday, August 13 may be delayed in a portion of West Seattle. If you live west of California Ave SW between SW Juneau and SW Fontanelle, your yard waste may not be collected until this evening or Tuesday morning. If your yard waste has not been collected by 6 p.m. on […]


Zero Waste Night Out

August 7 is National Night Out! Make your neighborhood event waste free with these tips for a sustainable neighborhood event:


SPU proposes to update charges for development-related services on Oct. 1, 2018

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) plans to update charges for development-related services on Oct. 1, 2018, pending the adoption of a director’s rule. SPU sets separate charges for specific services the utility performs for individual customers. As part of SPU’s revised Strategic Business Plan, approved by City Council last year, the utility was directed to update […]


Yard & Food Waste Collection: July 27th and August 3rd

Due to driver shortages, some yard & food waste routes in Northeast and Central Seattle were not completed last Friday, July 27. Residential customers in Northeast or Central Seattle whose yard and food waste were not collected on Friday, July 27, should bring in your containers and set them out next Friday, August 3 for […]


How to Safely Dispose of Fireworks

If you choose to use fireworks in a region that allows them,* please keep the following disposal tips in mind: Used fireworks If disposed of improperly, used fireworks can pose a danger to employees who handle trash at local transfer stations. Make sure used fireworks are completely burned out and cooled down by submerging them […]


North Transfer Station closed July 4 for Gasworks Park event

Seattle Public Utilities’ North Transfer station in Wallingford will be closed this Wednesday, July 4 to decrease traffic in the neighborhood due to the Fourth of July event at Gasworks park.  The South Transfer station will be open for customers from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The South Transfer Station is in the South Park […]