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Planning for a Better Future

Seattle Public Utilities has finalized a proposed  Strategic Business Plan. The proposed plan will determine Seattle Public Utilities’ future business direction and how we serve our customers through 2020. Come learn more about the proposed plan at four public meetings this July. We also want to hear how we can partner [More]

Relocation of Development and Water Services

Seattle Public Utilities is relocating our Development Services Office from the Central Building to the Seattle Municipal Tower. Temporary summer location starting July 1, 2014 Seattle Municipal Tower (5th and Columbia) 700 5th Avenue Seattle, WA 98104 For all water services for construction projects 47th floor, Room 4700. Monday – Friday, 8:00 [More]

Children’s Recycling Fashion Contest July 12

Recycling is in fashion! Kids will showcase their costumes made of recyclable material at the Children’s Recycling Fashion Contest & Parade on Saturday, July 12 in Seattle. As part of the Chinatown – International District Dragon Fest, the Children’s Recycling Fashion Contest is open to children 12 and under. To learn more [More]

Annual Report Card Coming to Mailboxes

Our Annual Report Card demonstrates how we’re helping keep Seattle the best place to live. Seattle Public Utilities provides customers with services that support your life and work including: - Clear, safe, good tasting, mountain-fresh drinking water available every time you turn on your faucet. - Safe sewage transport to water treatment [More]

Normal Solid Waste Collections for Independence Day

South Transfer Station Open July 4 Seattle garbage, food and yard waste and recycling collections will be on normal schedule for Independence Day, Friday, July 4. Seattle Public Utilities customers should place their containers out for collection by 7 a.m. to ensure collection. Customers can report a Friday missed garbage, yard waste or [More]

Mattress Recycling: Easy as 1-2-3!

Do you have a mattress you no longer use? The metal, wood, and foam or fabric filling in that mattress can be recycled. Here’s how: 1. Recycle mattresses with many local retailers. Most mattress sellers will haul away your unwanted mattress when you buy a new one, and a few will [More]

Kitchen Scrap Storage Tips

How can I store food scraps in my kitchen and keep it clean? Follow this tips: Bag it! Use an uncoated (no shine) paper bag or approved compostable bag to contain and carry food scraps to your food and yard waste cart. Plastic bags ruin the compost! Approved compostable bags are made [More]

Mariners Compost Caddy Night June 28

Seattle Public Utilities, BASF and the Seattle Mariners will be giving away free Collector’s Edition Kitchen Compost Caddys to the first 8,000 fans who come see the M’s take on the Cleveland Indians on Saturday, June 28. Each caddy comes with a pack of EcoSafe compostable bags, making it easy to [More]

Have a Say about Your Waterway

Millions of gallons of raw sewage and polluted runoff overflow into Seattle waterways every year. Seattle Public Utilities is working to protect our lakes, creeks, bays, and the Duwamish River by preventing these overflows. The draft Plan to Protect Seattle’s Waterways is ready for your review. Read the plan online or come to [More]

Summer Paint Out – Get Your Supplies!

Paint out graffiti this July and August. Join Summer Paint Out Whether you are a group or an individual, you can tackle graffiti in your neighborhood. The City of Seattle supports volunteers with FREE paint (white-brown-gray), rollers, brushes, scrapers and gloves. Sign up today at, or email, or call 206-233-7187. Not Able to [More]