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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 […]


Husky Neighborhood Clean Up

June is a busy month for students. From completing final exams and papers, graduating (or celebrating the accomplishments of another year), to moving out—there’s a lot to do! During this busy time, it is easy to get overwhelmed—especially with the moving process. Students may be tempted to abandon unwanted furniture, electronics, and other items on sidewalks […]


Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Tool Libraries

Summer is coming, and you know what that means: project weather! Lots of DIY projects call for special tools – the kind you’ll use once and probably never again. Save money and reduce waste by borrowing instead of buying those one-time-use tools. Seattle has a number of neighborhood tool libraries where you can borrow just what […]


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. […]


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, […]


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, […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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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