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No Thanksgiving Day Solid Waste Collections

Recycling and Disposal stations closed Thursday, November 24

No garbage, food and yard waste or recycling collections are scheduled in Seattle on Thursday, November 24. Collections scheduled for Thursday will occur on Friday, and Friday collections will occur on Saturday due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Please be sure to have your containers out by 7 a.m. to ensure collection.

Closures: 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 closed on Thanksgiving Day. Both stations will reopen at 8 a.m. on Friday, November 25.

What’s Seattle’s least liked Thanksgiving dish? Seattle food and yard waste customers can place all of their Thanksgiving leftovers, such as turkey bones, giblets, celery, yams, potatoes, pumpkin pie, fruitcake and napkins, in their food and yard waste carts. The food scraps will be made into compost for local gardens and parks.

What’s the one Thanksgiving dish you won’t be thankful for this year? Seattle residents can vote for their “least favorite” holiday dish by November 21 and be entered to win a kitchen compost collector.

Don’t be a turkey- keep sewers fat-free! Property owners are responsible for their side sewer connections to the city’s sewer system. Sewer clogs often happen during the holiday season when disposing of leftovers. You can prevent this by pouring used dairy products, fats, oil, grease or greasy foods into a lidded container and placing it in the trash – NOT down the sink drain.

Keep storm drains clear: To help prevent street flooding, the city is asking Seattle residents to remove leaves from storm drains in their neighborhoods with a rake or broom (if it can be done safely), collect fallen leaves in their yards, and compost or properly dispose of them in yard waste containers.

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 Online Missed Collection form on Seattle Public Utilities’ (SPU) Web site at www.seattle.gov/util.