Local Governments Call for Increased Engagement on Lower Duwamish and East Waterway Superfund Cleanup

King County, the City of Seattle, and the Port of Seattle called for increased community engagement regarding work on the Lower Duwamish and East Waterway Superfund Cleanup in a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In the letter the three local governments voiced strong support for enhanced public engagement… [ Keep reading ]

Fall 2021 Beyond the Cart Events

We’ll see you at one of our upcoming community reuse & recycling events, Beyond the Cart, taking place this fall. We’ve all spent a lot of time at home these days. With that, you may have noticed that you have items you no longer need and are also hard to… [ Keep reading ]

So Much to Celebrate When It Comes to Puget Sound

Across Puget Sound, cities and counties are coming together this September to celebrate Puget Sound Starts Here Month. Puget Sound is our economic powerhouse, provides endless recreational opportunities, and is home to incredible, iconic and irreplaceable animals. It’s also in trouble.   We say “Puget Sound Starts Here” because every single… [ Keep reading ]

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Are you looking for ways to help beautify and improve your neighborhood? Seattle Public Utilities has all the tools you need to participate with our flexible volunteer opportunities. Through the Adopt-A-Street and Adopt-A-Drain programs, along with Storm Drain Stenciling, you can have a positive impact on the environment in your… [ Keep reading ]

Update: SPU investigating odor in Georgetown

On September 7 and 8, Seattle Public Utilities’ Spill Response team investigated a strong chemical odor coming from the sewer system in the Georgetown area. They located the odor’s source in the area of Corgiat Dr. S and S Graham Street, and worked with partners from other agencies to notify… [ Keep reading ]

SPU Awards $50,000 to Support Food Rescue Innovation

The COVID-19 pandemic has inspired communities across our city to develop and implement solutions to urgent problems confronting Seattle’s neighbors. One of the most urgent problems is food insecurity. In 2019, Feeding America estimated that over 250,000 people in King County didn’t have enough food to lead healthy lives. Since… [ Keep reading ]

Why Seattle’s Drinking Water is Better Than Bottled

Why buy bottled when you can pour yourself a glass of some of the best water in the nation just by turning on the tap? Here are five of our favorite reasons why Seattle’s drinking water is better than bottled: It’s Protected and SafeSeattle’s watersheds are City-owned and protected. They’re… [ Keep reading ]

SPU’s Community Donation Fund: Helping Neighbors in Need

While state and local restrictions have lifted and many people are returning to life the way it was before the pandemic, the financial impacts of COVID-19 are still making it hard for many of our neighbors to pay their bills. Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is committed to ensuring that essential… [ Keep reading ]

SPU’s RV Wastewater Pump-Out Pilot Program Partners with Public Health – Seattle King County to Offer COVID-19 Vaccinations

As a public utility, SPU values community health & safety. During COVID-19, our teams have increased innovative essential services for our unhoused neighbors. SPU’s RV Wastewater Pump-Out Pilot program started in spring 2020 and provides increased access to reliable wastewater services which help prevent spills. In 2021 alone (as of 6/30/21), staff have already provided 738 mobile… [ Keep reading ]

Due to Excessive Heat, Modified Residential Collection for June 28-29

Monday customers: Set out recycling & garbage ONLY at 6am. Do not set out food/yard. Food/yard waste will be collected next Monday. Tuesday customers: Set out all carts by 6am. Wednesday – Friday customers: No changes. Monday customers will be able to put out double food/yard waste on their next collection day. If your recycle or garbage are not picked up by 6 pm, please report them as a missed collection online or by calling (206) 684-3000. Monday customers please do not report food/yard misses this week, wait for next week collection.