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North Transfer Station Open House Feb. 10

You’re invited! Please join us on Saturday, February 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to celebrate the opening of Seattle’s North Transfer Station Community Education Room and Reuse Donation Center. Completed in Fall 2016, the North Transfer Station (NTS) combines many features—like solar panels, a sports court, and more—that take the facility beyond “a […]

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Waste-Free Communities Matching Grant

The beginning of every year brings new—or renewed—determination to “do good.” Seattle Public Utilities has an exciting opportunity to “do good” for the environment, public health, and our communities. To kick off 2018, we’re thrilled to announce that applications for our new Waste-Free Communities Matching Grant are now open! Waste prevention means creating less waste by […]

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New Year, New Resolutions

Ah, the beginning of a brand-new year. Hope and determination fill the crisp January air as people take pause from the (wonderfully) chaotic holidays to set new goals for the year ahead. Have you gotten started on resolutions for 2018, or are you more like Calvin (left photo)? Here are some ideas to help kick […]

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Recycle Your Holidays

Now that Christmas has passed, we bet you’re looking around at wrapping paper, bows, bubble wrap, and even your Christmas tree thinking, “Wait a minute, what do I do with all of this stuff?” We’ve got you covered. Find out how to recycle or reuse common holiday items below.     Batteries: All types of […]

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Holidays bringing disruptions in Seattle solid waste collections

One day delay in solid waste collections will follow Christmas, New Year’s Day SEATTLE — Due to back-to-back Monday holidays, all garbage, food and yard waste, and recycling in Seattle will be delayed by one day for a duration of two weeks starting Monday, Dec. 25, 2017. There will be no solid waste collection on […]

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Waste-Free Holidays

On average, Americans produce 25% more waste during the holiday season. Between gifts, cards, and big family meals, it’s easy to see why so much is thrown away. Here are a few helpful pointers on how you can do your part to reduce holiday waste this year. Gift ideas This holiday season, consider giving experiences […]

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No Solid Waste Collection on Thanksgiving Day

Transfer stations closed Thursday, November 23 SEATTLE — Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, no garbage, food and yard waste or recycling will be collected in Seattle on Thursday, November 23. Collections scheduled for Thursday will occur on Friday, and Friday collections will occur on Saturday. Customers should set containers out by 7 a.m. to ensure […]

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This Holiday Season, Keep F.O.G. Out of Your Pipes

If one of your first thoughts when the holidays arrive is, “Time to eat!”—you’re not alone. Many of our holiday celebrations are centered around big meals with family and friends. That means a lot of cooking and baking—gravy, pies, buttery rolls, deep fried turkeys, and so many other delicious treats. Unfortunately, all this cooking and […]

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SPU Watershed Protection Staff Protects More Than Just Our Drinking Water

The Seattle Public Utilities Watershed Protection staff doesn’t just protect the safety of the water you drink—they also protect your safety. In order to provide 1.4 million customers in Seattle and surrounding areas with clean, safe drinking water, Seattle Public Utilities’ (SPU) mountain watersheds are closed to the public*. This means no agricultural, industrial, residential, […]

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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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