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Solid Waste Collection Back to Normal Operations

SEATTLE —Garbage, yard waste and recycling collection will return to a normal schedule starting Monday, November 29.

Customers whose containers were not collected on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday of last week will have them collected this week on their regularly scheduled pick-up day, and will be allowed to set out double their normal amount of garbage, yard waste and recycling at no additional charge.

When setting out extra waste, customers are encouraged to place perishable food items in their collection containers and set bagged, non-perishable items next to the containers.

Contractors will also attempt to pick up all missed recycling collections this week instead of on their bi-weekly schedule. If recyclables cannot fit into their container, customers can use a paper bag or cardboard box to store the additional items.

To ensure collection, customers should have their containers out by 7 a.m.

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) will continue to post service updates on Customers can also reach SPU for information by calling Customer Service at (206) 684-3000.

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In addition to providing a reliable water supply to more than 1.3 million customers in the Seattle metropolitan area, SPU provides essential sewer, drainage, solid waste and engineering services that safeguard public health, maintain the city’s infrastructure and protect, conserve and enhance the region’s environmental resources.