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Where Does it Go? Updated look-it-up tool

Ever wished that you had a cheat-sheet for sorting an item into the correct bin? “Hmm, I think this goes in the recycling bin. No… compost bin right? Or is does it go in the garbage?” Oh, boy. We understand that sorting can be confusing. That’s why we have materials available to help including flyers, videos, and a look-it-up tool. […]

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Spring Clean 2017

Believe it or not, Spring is here! And with it comes Spring Clean, Seattle’s premier community cleanup event. Spring Clean, now in its 31st year, runs from April 1 through May 31. During Spring Clean, Seattle residents participate in activities like picking up litter, stenciling storm drains to protect salmon from polluted water, painting out graffiti, […]

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Buy Wisely

Now in its third year, King County and Seattle Public Utilities’ Threadcycle program urges people to take used clothing items to one of the dozens of donation locations operated by nine partner organizations throughout Seattle and King County. Ripped, worn and stained clothes and linens, holey socks, and “singles” of items that are normally paired, […]

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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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Top Reasons to Visit SPU’s North Transfer Station

Smelly, loud, and inconvenient may be some of the descriptors that come to mind when you think of a typical city dump. For Seattle residents, the new North Transfer Station is the opposite of those descriptors. Seattle Public Utilities is reshaping the idea of a “city dump” with innovative facility features and community engagement.     […]

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Five New Year’s Resolutions for SPU Customers

It’s that time again! The holidays are over, you’ve rung in the new year, and now it’s time to make your new year’s resolutions. Not sure what goals to choose for 2017? We can help! Here are five easy resolutions that will keep your home, your family, and the environment happy and healthy in the […]

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