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Free Extra Yard Waste Collection for Seattle Customers in November

Rake leaves from drains to prevent flooding and set out for free pick up during November. Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is providing free extra yard waste pick up for household customers from November 1-30, 2017. SPU provides this benefit to encourage residents to help keep storm drains clear of fallen leaves. Fallen leaves can block […]

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Free Sandbags for Flood-Prone Areas

Storm season is underway and Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is offering a limited number of free, filled sandbags to households or business owners in flood-prone areas.  If you’ve experienced, or come close to, flooding, you may want to consider using sandbags. Sandbags don’t seal out water, but can help redirect the flow of water and […]

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Recycling in Seattle grows for 13th consecutive year

In 2016 the city recycled 439,672 tons. But there’s still room for growth For the thirteenth consecutive year, Seattle’s recycling rate continued to grow — to almost 60 percent — and the city held its place as one of the top recycling municipalities in the nation. According to a new report by Seattle Public Utilities […]

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North Transfer Station closed July 4; all residential solid waste collection on normal schedule

Wallingford facility closure will reduce traffic. South Transfer Station will be open. The North Transfer station in Wallingford will be closed to decrease traffic in the neighborhood from the 4th 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 station is […]

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Public input sought for Seattle Public Utilities business plan

Process will guide utility service goals, investments, rates for next 6 years Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) and the Seattle City Council are asking for more public input into an updated business plan to guide the utility’s service goals, investments, and recommended rates for the next six years. Some 325,000 postcards inviting public comment on the […]

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Local residents junk some 40,000 tons of textiles yearly

But old clothes and linens aren’t garbage anymore—learn what you can do Ellen Pepin and her husband, Gregg Cato, are no strangers to their neighborhood donation center. “We live in a small house and things pile up quickly,” says Ellen, a communications specialist at Seattle Public Utilities. “We’re constantly trying to declutter—cleaning out the basement […]

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Lane restrictions on Aurora Bridge Saturday for graffiti removal

One right-hand lane of the Aurora Bridge, southbound, will be closed the morning of Saturday, March 11, while Seattle Public Utilities’ Graffiti Rangers clean graffiti from the 167-foot-high span. Beginning at 8 a.m., the right-hand, southbound lane of the bridge will be closed, for about five hours. LOCATION Right-hand, northbound and southbound lanes of the Aurora […]

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News Release: Residential Solid Waste Pickup on Revised Schedule

February 8, 2017—Residential solid waste collections are on a revised schedule this week, due to weather events. Most Monday customers’ garbage, recycling, and food/yard waste was collected yesterday (Tuesday, Feb. 7). Monday customers in West Seattle: Due to higher snowfall amounts and continued icy conditions, residential garbage, recycling or food/yard waste pickup was postponed in this area […]

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News Release: No Seattle Garbage Pickup Today

  February 6, 2017— Due to icy road conditions, there will be no residential or commercial garbage, recycling or food/yard waste pickup in Seattle today—Monday. Contractors will attempt to serve priority commercial locations this afternoon. Weather and road conditions permitting, garbage, recycling, and food/yard waste service will resume Tuesday, on a revised schedule — with […]

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News Release: Seattleites invited to help update public utilities business plan

Attend a public meeting or take Seattle Public Utilities’ online survey, details below Seattle Public Utilities is updating its Strategic Business Plan (SBP), the road map guiding the utility’s delivery of services to its customers. Adopted three years ago after an in-depth public process, the SBP spells out the utility’s six-year plan for keeping its […]

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