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No Solid Waste Pickup Feb. 5

Due to continued icy road conditions, there will be no residential garbage, recycling or food/yard waste pickup in Seattle today, February 5. Contractors will attempt to serve priority commercial locations this afternoon.

Weather and road conditions permitting, garbage, recycling, and food/yard waste service will resume Wednesday, on a revised schedule, with customers scheduled for pickup today (Tuesday) collected tomorrow. Weather permitting, all remaining residential services will be delayed one day this week. For example, if your collection day is Friday, your garbage, recycling, and food/yard waste will be collected on Saturday.

Monday customers whose collection was missed yesterday will have their garbage, recycling, and food/yard waste picked up next Monday, Feb. 11, and are allowed to set out double their normal amount of garbage, recycling and food/yard waste at no additional charge. For service updates, please check or follow SPU on Twitter:

In the event of snow and/or ice, City emergency planners urge residents to prepare their homes for cold weather, build emergency supply kits for homes and vehicles, and not to drive unnecessarily. For more information on how to prepare for winter weather, please visit the Seattle Department of Transportation’s winter weather website and Take Winter By Storm. Additionally, for up-to-date information pertaining to impacts in the City of Seattle, please sign up for alerts at