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No Solid Waste Collection on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

Due to the Christmas and New Year holidays, no garbage, recycling, or food and yard waste will be collected in Seattle on Wednesday, Dec. 25 and Wednesday, Jan. 1. Collections scheduled for Wednesday will occur on Thursday, and collections for the rest of the week will be delayed by one day.

Customers should put their containers out the day following their scheduled pickup day, after the holiday. For example, if your regularly scheduled collection day is Wednesday, collection will be on Thursday, Thursday collections will be on Friday, and so forth. Customers should be sure to have their containers out by 7 a.m. to ensure collection.

Customers can report missed garbage, food and yard waste or recycling collections after 6:00 p.m. on their rescheduled collection day by calling (206) 684-3000 or by going to and clicking on “Report Missed Collection.”

Closures: The City of Seattle’s North and South Transfer Stations will be closed on Wednesday, Dec. 25 and Wednesday, Jan 1.  Stations will reopen the Thursday following the holiday.

Recycle Your Holidays: Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, U.S. household waste increases by 25 percent—that’s about 1 million tons per week! You can do your part to cut down on the amount of holiday waste that ends up in the landfill by checking the Where Does It Go Tool: