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Normal Solid Waste Collection for July 4

firecrackersNorth Transfer Station Closed

Firework Disposal Tips

Seattle food and yard waste, garbage and recycling collections will be on normal schedule for Independence Day, Thursday, July 4. Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) 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 will be closed on Thursday, July 4. The South Recycling and Disposal Station in the South Park area will be open during regular business hours:  8 am. to 5:30 pm.

Customers can report a missed garbage, recycling or food and yard waste collection by calling 206-684-3000 during regular business hours on Friday, July 5 from 7:30 am to 5 pm, or by visiting

Fireworks are banned in Seattle. Leaving unused fireworks around your house can be a danger to your children, pets, and your home. Fireworks, ammunition and explosives are NOT accepted at any of the local Household Hazardous Waste collection sites. Here are locations for proper fireworks disposal:

City of Seattle: Call the Seattle Police Department at 206-684-8980 and an officer will collect them. Fireworks are not allowed within the City of Seattle limits and it is recommended that residents not transport them in their vehicles.

Both Seattle and King County residents may take small residential fireworks to the Seattle Police Firing Range at 11030 E. Marginal Way S., Wednesday through Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm, 206-684-7474.

King County: Contact your Suburban City Police Department or the Seattle Police Firing Range.

For Unincorporated King County (or suburban cities that contract with the King County Sheriff’s office) call the King County Sheriff’s Office at 206-296-3311 and an officer will collect them.

To find out where you can dispose of household hazardous waste, including oil-based paint, cleaning products, hobby chemicals and pesticides, visit or call 1-888-TOXIC-ED.