Resources to Help You Prepare for Wet Weather

Seattle’s reputation may be a rainy one, but did you know that the Emerald City only receives an average of 38 inches of precipitation a year? That’s about the same as the national average. Our reputation for precipitation comes from the fact that we have a higher number of days… [ Keep reading ]

The City of Seattle can Help Pay Your Electric and Utility Bills

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Traducción Española | dịch tiếng Việt | 中文翻譯  | 한국어 번역 | Tarjumaadda Af-Soomaaliga | የአማርኛ ትርጉም COVID-19 has affected Seattle residents in many ways. Many people, including older adults and families, are facing tough times due to job loss. The City of Seattle can help people who are struggling to pay their electricity and utilities bills. Eligible households can… [ Keep reading ]

Curbside Compost Pickup Available for Your Christmas Tree & Holiday Greens

Good news, Seattle residents – you can compost your Christmas trees and other holiday greens for free through January 31, 2021! Residents (including multifamily) can place up to 2 trees or bundled greens next to your food and yard waste cart each regular collection day throughout the month of January…. [ Keep reading ]

SPU’s PUMP-OUT PILOT

It’s an increasing problem that contaminates our waterways and puts our community’s health at risk. It also impacts people experiencing homelessness who are staying in RVs, including depriving them of their dignity. The problem? Spills involving human waste from RVs. In 2019, there were almost 100 RV wastewater spills-and those are… [ Keep reading ]

Keeping Our City Clean: A Behind the Scene Look at the Clean City Division of SPU

You know when you spent your entire Saturday raking leaves only to wake up the next day, and be astonished that it looks exactly the way it did before you started? For SPU’s Clean City Division, that feeling is a familiar one. It’s not unusual for this team to pick up an old couch on the street corner, only to see a discarded broken refrigerator appear at the very… [ Keep reading ]

How to Prepare for a Seattle Winter

While Seattle isn’t known for harsh winters, it never hurts to do a little preparation before temperatures dip below freezing. Follow these helpful tips and you’ll be ready to enjoy a Seattle Winter. Be Prepared: Protect Your Pipes From Freezing During colder weather, here are some good tips to help… [ Keep reading ]

Cooking More at Home? Keep Fat, Oil, and Grease Out of Your Pipes

Many of our favorite traditions from this time of year are centered around food. And while our holidays may look a little different this time around, we still expect many of our friends, family, & neighbors are going to indulge their culinary skills and spend a little more time in… [ Keep reading ]

Rake Leaves to Help Prevent Flooding!

Free Extra Yard Waste Pickup in November Fallen leaves can be fun—who can resist jumping into a giant pile of crisp, colorful leaves?—but they can also contribute to unwelcome flooding in our neighborhoods. During the stormy fall season, leaves can clog street drains, causing water to back up and flood… [ Keep reading ]

Help Shape the Future of Seattle’s Drainage and Wastewater System

Everyone in Seattle relies on a vast and mainly invisible stormwater and wastewater system that helps keep our waterways clean and prevents flooding. But the benefits of this infrastructure can go far beyond healthy waters and stormwater management. With your input, Seattle’s drainage and wastewater priorities can help shape how… [ Keep reading ]

Winter Holiday Waste Collection Schedule for 2020

With the holiday season just around the corner, we wanted to share an important reminder to customers about our services. Garbage, recycling, and food/yard waste will not be collected on the following upcoming holidays : Thanksgiving (11/26/2020) Christmas (12/25/2020) New Year’s Day (1/1/2020) On those days, and for the remainder… [ Keep reading ]