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No Garbage, Recycling, Food and Yard Waste Collection on Thanksgiving Day

South Transfer Station closed Thursday, November 24

SEATTLE — Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, no garbage, food and yard waste or recycling will be collected in Seattle on Thursday, Nov. 24. Collections scheduled for Thursday will occur on Friday, and Friday collections will occur on Saturday. Customers should place their containers out by 7 a.m. to ensure collection.

Customers can report missed garbage, food and yard waste or recycling collections by calling (206) 684-3000 or by going to and clicking on “Report Missed Collection.”

Closures: The City of Seattle’s Transfer Stations will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.

Don’t forget to compost: Food waste is not allowed in the garbage. Seattle residents should put all Thanksgiving food waste, including turkey bones and food soiled paper napkins, in their food and yard waste carts.

CoolItCanItTrashItPrevent F.O.G. clogs: Property owners are responsible for their side sewer connections to the City’s main sewer system. Sewer clogs often happen during the holiday season when fats, oils, and grease are poured down the sink drain. Fats, oils, and grease should be cooled, poured into covered, disposable containers, and thrown in the garbage.

Did you deep fry your turkey? Recycle your used cooking oil. Set up to 2 gallons of used oil out on your normal collection day for free pick up. Put the oil in one-gallon plastic containers labeled with your name and address. Learn more about what items you can recycle at