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Free Extra Yard Waste Collection for Seattle Customers in November

Rake leaves from drains to prevent flooding and set out for free pick up during November.

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is providing free extra yard waste pick up for household customers from November 1-30, 2017. SPU provides this benefit to encourage residents to help keep storm drains clear of fallen leaves.

Fallen leaves can block storm drains and lead to flooding in neighborhoods. Raking leaves and keeping drains clear helps to prevent unnecessary flooding. As leaves continue to fall, residents are encouraged to check and clear their drains to keep the water flowing (as long as conditions are safe to do so). Customers should set out extra leaves on their regular collection day for pick up during the month of November.

Extra yard waste must be in paper bags, or placed in an extra container that contains only yard waste. SPU will accept up to 10 bags of extra yard waste per household for free from November 1-30, 2017.