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Normal garbage pickup on MLK Day

SEATTLE — Seattle garbage, food and yard waste and recycling collections will be on normal schedule for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday, Monday, Jan. 17.  Seattle Public Utilities customers should place their containers out for collection by 7 a.m. to ensure collection.

The City of Seattle’s North Recycling and Disposal Station in the Fremont/Wallingford area and the South Recycling and Disposal Station in the South Park area will be open on Monday, Jan. 17, during their regular business hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

 Customers can report a missed garbage, yard waste or recycling collection after 5 p.m. on the day it was missed by calling (206) 684-3000 or by visiting the On-line Missed Collection form available on SPU’s web site.

 Holidays left you with old electronics? Per capita, Washington state residents recycled 5.8 lbs of electronics during the past two years! Contact  or 1-800-RECYCLE for free computer and TV drop-off locations. Last year, E-Cycle Washington collected 39.5 million pounds of TVs, computers and monitors.

 Seattle Public Utilities will also pick up and recycle TVs, computers and other electronic items from your curb for a $20 fee. Call (206) 684-3000 to request an electronics collection. Apartment residents should contact their building manager to arrange for electronics collection.

 Also visit for cell phone and fluorescent bulb drop-off locations. Some locations charge a fee.

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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.