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No Solid Waste Collections for Thanksgiving Day

South Recycling and Disposal Station closed Thursday, November 27

Resize-Neighborhood-22No garbage, food and yard waste or recycling collections are scheduled in Seattle on Thursday, November 27. 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.

The City of Seattle’s South Recycling and Disposal station in the South Park neighborhood will also be closed on Thanksgiving Day.

Customers can report a missed garbage, yard waste or recycling collection by calling (206) 684-3000 or by clicking on “Report Missed Collection” at SPU’s web site,

Compost Your Giblets: Seattle residents can place all of their unwanted Thanksgiving leftovers, including green bean casserole, aspic, mincemeat pie, turkey bones, celery, yams, potatoes, fruitcake and paper napkins in their food and yard waste carts. The food scraps will be made into compost for local gardens and parks. Learn how you can prevent kitchen waste.

Starting January 1, food and compostable paper, such as cardboard boxes, napkins and paper towels, will no longer be allowed in Seattle’s garbage.