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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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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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How Meter Readers Read Your Meters

Take a look inside your water meter box. You may discover piles of dirt, standing water, plants, cobwebs, and more. With all these obstacles, can a meter reader can actually read your meter well enough to make sure the bi-monthly bills you receive accurate? The short answer is: yes! Seattle Public Utilities’ 23 meter readers […]

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