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2023 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Collections Schedule  

Due to the recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, some customers in Seattle will be on a one-day delayed collection schedule. The delayed collections are due to a new Recology and Teamster’s labor agreement that now recognizes MLK Day as a non-service day. Seattle Public Utilities and the City of Seattle fully support recognition of this holiday and a citywide modification of solid waste collections in the future. Transfer Stations will be open this MLK Day. 

  • Northeast Seattle (east of I5, north of ship canal) 
  • Central Seattle (north of I90, south of ship canal) 

If you are in this service area, you will have your garbage, recycling, and yard/food waste collections on a 1-day delay beginning Monday January 16 through Saturday January 21.  

Customers normally collected on Monday will now be collected on Tuesday, with Tuesday customers on Wed, and so on with Friday customer now being collected on Saturday.  

*Set your carts out on your adjusted collection day  

  • Northwest Seattle (west if I5, north of ship canal) 
  • West Seattle 
  • South Seattle (south of I90) 

*Collections will be as normal on Monday Jan 16 and through the week 

*Set your carts out on your regular collection day