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Normal solid waste collections for Presidents’ Day holiday

Save time and trip with bulky item collection

Seattle food and yard waste, garbage and recycling collections will be on normal schedule for Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 17. Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) customers should place their containers out for collection by 7 am to ensure collection.

The City of Seattle’s South Transfer Station in the South Park area will be open on Monday, February 17, during their 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 Tuesday, February 18, or Report a Missed Collection online.

Presidents’ Day Shopping? If you’re replacing a large item such as a couch, bed or dishwasher and it’s in no condition for selling, exchanging or donating to charity, give SPU a call at 206-684-3000 and request a bulky item collection. SPU will pick up the item from your curb for a $30 fee ($38 for items containing gases) and save you the hassle of driving to the transfer station. The South Transfer Station accepts bulky items for the same $30 fee.

If you want to recycle a refrigerator or a freezer, Seattle City Light will pay you $30 and pick it up for free. Call 1-877-577-0510 or visit to schedule a pick up.

Reminder: Seattle’s North Transfer Station (at 1350 North 34th Street) is closed for two years while the city builds a more modern and efficient facility that will meet its growing needs. Learn more about the North Transfer Station Rebuild Project.

Here are two options while the North Transfer Station is closed: