Message from SPU’s new GM/CEO Andrew Lee

Proud to be part of your public utility.  Dear Seattle residents, workers, and visitors: Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) helps keep Seattle running everyday. From the water you drink and the food waste you compost, to the water you play in – SPU is an essential and dynamic part of Seattle’s… [ Keep reading ]

July 4, 2022 Solid Waste Service Updates

Seattle Public Utilities’ North Transfer Station in Wallingford will be closed on Monday, July 4 to help ease traffic congestion from the 4th of July event at Gasworks Park. Residential solid waste collection will remain on normal schedule (this means Monday customers should put their containers out as usual), and the… [ Keep reading ]

It’s Watering Season—Make Every Drop Count 

From May through September, water use in our region nearly doubles. Most of that extra water is used to water lawns and gardens. And experts estimate that 50% or more of this water goes to waste, due to evaporation, runoff or simply overwatering. The fact is, water may never make it… [ Keep reading ]

Scammers are Posing as Your Utility. Here’s How You Can Spot a Scam.

You may have noticed an increase in scammer phone calls and text messages. Their methods continue to advance and target seemingly everyone, including utility customers. They are even taking advantage of the heightened stress caused by the pandemic to demand financial and personal information in addition to threatening to shut… [ Keep reading ]

Join the Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC) of Seattle Public Utilities 

Looking for a way to get involved in your community and have a voice in government? Want to help shape Seattle’s recycling, compost, and disposal services and move towards Zero Waste? Then we want YOU as a member of SWAC! Apply NOW to join SWAC by June 24, 2022. CLICK… [ Keep reading ]

Move In Move Out Tips for Seattle Area Student Residents

Each fall, when student residents move out of the neighborhood and new ones move in, things can get a little crowded at the dumpsters! By planning ahead, we can achieve a more sustainable community and ensure that common spaces like 17th Ave near the University District remain clear and accessible…. [ Keep reading ]

Get Help Replacing Your Toilet

Did you know that if your toilet was manufactured before 2004, you may be eligible for a free or rebated toilet? It’s true! Toilets are the biggest water user in most homes. By replacing an older toilet, you can help save water every day and keep your water bill as… [ Keep reading ]

News Release: City of Seattle Utilities Expand Assistance and Payment Plans for Customers Struggling to Pay Their Bills

SEATTLE (April 28, 2022) – Seattle City Light (SCL) and Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) today announced new flexible payment plans and expanded assistance for customers who are struggling to pay their bills. Customers are urged to visit seattle.gov/UtilityBillHelp or contact the utilities immediately to learn more about their options. Both… [ Keep reading ]

How to Choose a New Water-Efficient Toilet

When it comes to your home’s toilet, you likely don’t think about it too often as long as it’s working the way it should. For many of us, that’s the case. But toilets age and over time, they do need to be replaced. How can you tell if your toilet… [ Keep reading ]

SPU is Moving Upstream Towards Zero Waste

Contributed by Nico Onoda-McGuire, Solid Waste Advisory Committee member & Seattle Resident Seattle’s vision of a zero waste future builds toward an inclusive and circular economy, where all materials with value are reused or recycled, and nothing is wasted. To move upstream toward zero waste, Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is… [ Keep reading ]