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Try one of our easy online forms to improve your experience with Seattle Public Utilities. Report missing or damaged carts Pay your  bill with eBilling Report a missed solid waste collection Report a plugged storm drain Report water pollution


Composting 101

How can I store food scraps in my kitchen and keep it clean? Bag it! Use a paper or approved compostable bag to store food scraps and put them in your food and yard waste cart. Plastic bags are not allowed in the cart – use only approved compostable bags, as they break down into compost. These currently include Glad, BioBag, […]


Automated Phone Calls to Customers

To better serve our customers, Seattle Public Utilities will periodically use automated phone calls to contact you. Customers can expect the calls to be infrequent and only during times where there is a need to communicate critical information that may impact the health and safety of your community. Examples of when you can expect to […]


Apply To Be an Apprentice

Seattle Public Utilities is hiring apprentices in its Water line of business. Start a career with the City of Seattle. You’ll earn great pay and receive excellent benefits. Come to our Open House and see what it’s all about: When: February 8 and 9, 8 am – 4 pm Where: City of Seattle Joint Training Facility, 9401 Myers Way South […]


Stop Losing Money and Water and Get $230!

If your existing toilet was installed before 1994, you should consider replacing it with a high-efficiency, 1.28 gallons per flush WaterSense–labeled toilet. Here are three great reasons for making the change: Customers who replace their old water-guzzling toilets with efficient ones are eligible for a $30 rebate. On average customers who make the switch save $200 per […]


Ballard Residents Protecting Puget Sound with Rain Gardens

Some Ballard residents are doing their part to protect our local waterways from polluted stormwater runoff. They are doing this by installing rain gardens on their properties. Rain gardens can be thought of as a personal water quality system. A rain garden is a shallow, constructed depression that is planted with deep-rooted native plants and grasses. It is […]


Volunteer Candidates Sought for Utility Customer Review Panel

City looking for residents to guide the development of a strategic plan The Seattle City Council and Mayor are looking for nine volunteers to serve on a Customer Review Panel that will provide feedback and guidance during the new Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) Strategic Planning Process. This year, Seattle Public Utilities will be developing a […]


Now Hiring Apprentices

Seattle Public Utilities is hiring apprentices in its Water line of business. Start a career with the City of Seattle. You’ll earn great pay and receive excellent benefits. Come to our Open House and see what it’s all about: When: February 8 and 9, 8 am – 4 pm Where: City of Seattle Joint Training […]


February 16: Free Auto Leaks Class ($45 Value)

Fix that leak! Oil and water don’t mix! Get Signed Up! Join the experts at South Seattle Community College’s Automotive Technology Program February 16 for a FREE Auto Leaks Class. It’s a $45 value. Learn more about your car. We’ll put it up on a lift, see if you have any leaks, and show you […]


Normal Solid Waste Collections for MLK Holiday – January 21

Seattle food and yard waste, garbage and recycling collections will be on normal schedule for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 21. Seattle Public Utilities customers should place their containers out for collection by 7 am to ensure collection. The City of Seattle’s North Recycling and Disposal Station in the Fremont/Wallingford area and the South Recycling and […]