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Holidays bringing disruptions in Seattle solid waste collections

One day delay in solid waste collections will follow Christmas, New Year’s Day

SEATTLE — Due to back-to-back Monday holidays, all garbage, food and yard waste, and recycling in Seattle will be delayed by one day for a duration of two weeks starting Monday, Dec. 25, 2017.

There will be no solid waste collection on Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 and Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. Collections will be delayed by one day from normal schedules (e.g. collections for Monday will occur on Tuesday, Tuesday collections will occur on Wednesday, and so on). Customers should set containers out by 7 a.m. to ensure collection.

Customers can report missed garbage, food and yard waste, or recycling collections after 5 p.m. on their rescheduled collection day by calling (206) 684-3000, or filling out a report at

Closures: The City of Seattle’s North and South Transfer Stations will be closed on Christmas and New Year’s Day.

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EDIT: To clarify—All solid waste services for all customers will be delayed, by one day, on all days December 25, 2017 – January 5, 2018. With Christmas and New Year’s Day falling on a Monday, there will be no solid waste collection on December 25 or January 1. As a result, all solid waste pickups will shift back one day to allow SPU contractors to service the entire city.

Thanks to Recology CleanScapes for creating the original version of this helpful calendar.