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No Solid Waste Collections for Thanksgiving Day

South Recycling and Disposal Station closed Thursday, November 27 No garbage, food and yard waste or recycling collections are scheduled in Seattle on Thursday, November 27. Collections scheduled for Thursday will occur on Friday, and Friday collections will occur on Saturday due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Please be sure to have your containers out by […]


One northbound Aurora lane closed until collapsed sewer is fixed

One northbound lane of Aurora Avenue, between Ward and Comstock Streets, will remain closed for up to two weeks as Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) works to repair a broken sewer line. All southbound lanes are now open, day, for the duration of the project. Night time—after 7 p.m.—lane closures will be announced as the repair […]


Partial Aurora closure continues until collapsed sewer is fixed

Seattle Public Utilities crews diverting sewage making emergency repairs One northbound lane of Aurora Avenue, between Ward and Comstock Streets, will remain closed for up to two weeks as Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) works to repair a broken sewer line. SPU expects to have all southbound lanes open during the day by Monday, although they could […]


Aurora Avenue Closure Questions Answered

A Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) repair crew is performing an emergency repair to remove debris and clear a blocked sewer line on Aurora Avenue, from Ward to Comstock Streets. Why are two lanes of traffic closed? The maintenance holes that provide access to the sewer line are located between the northbound and southbound lanes of […]


Aurora Avenue lane closure starting November 18

Seattle Public Utilities crews to make emergency sewer repair One southbound and one northbound lane on Aurora Avenue, from Ward to Comstock Streets, will be closed from 9 a.m. on November 18 until 5 p.m. on November 21. Job Description: Seattle Public Utilities crews will perform an emergency repair to remove debris and clear a […]


What’s the Worst Thanksgiving Dish in Seattle?

Compost Food. It’s not garbage anymore! For every delicious holiday meal, there’s one dish that gets left cold. Green bean casserole. Jellied cranberry sauce. Mincemeat pie. Giblets. Jello salad. Oysters. Fruitcake. One person’s culinary delight is another person’s compost maker. What’s the one Thanksgiving dish you won’t be thankful for this year? Seattle Public Utilities […]


Emergency Sewer Repair Scheduled for Fairview Ave. N.

Work rescheduled for evening hours to reduce traffic impacts Emergency sewer repair on Fairview Ave. N. in South Lake Union has been rescheduled for the evening, between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. The work will include street excavation, replacement of approximately eighty (80) feet of pipe and street restoration. SPU originally scheduled […]


What Is Compost?

Compost is decomposed organic matter that is used as a soil amendment. Rich in nutrients, compost is a valuable natural resource for building healthy soil and plants in gardens, landscaping, farms and parks. Compost filters runoff to protect our streams and lakes, prevents soil erosion, protects plants from diseases, and saves you money by reducing […]


Reducing the Stress: Tips on Recycling Correctly

As we all may know recycling can be a pain. But don’t get stressed. Here are some tips to help ease the pain accompanied with recycling.  Tip 1:  All food pans and aluminum foil can be recycled, but they must be rinsed out beforehand. Compostable food ware cannot be recycled, but plain non-shiny plates and […]


Keep the Chill Out! Prepare Your Pipes for Winter

Each winter, homes are damaged due to water pipes that freeze and burst. By taking a few simple precautions, you can help save yourself from the mess, money and headaches of burst frozen pipes Before the Cold Hits Insulate pipes in your home’s crawl spaces, basement and attic. Exposed pipes are more susceptible to freezing. The more […]