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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 […]

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Seattle Public Utilities Encourages Waste Prevention Projects with Matching Grants

Recycling and composting are great, but not creating waste in the first place is even better! When we prevent waste, we help the environment, protect public health, build community and save money. That’s why Seattle Public Utilities is pleased to award grants totaling $100,000 to community groups that create or expand waste prevention projects. Seattle […]

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SPU’s Ground-Breaking Work in Urban Creek Restoration and Engineering Featured at Seattle International Film Festival

Seattle Public Utilities is pleased to announce that its work to control flooding in one Seattle neighborhood is prominently featured in a full-length documentary film at the 45th Annual Seattle International Film Festival. The unique film focused on the collaborative, groundbreaking project was one of only about 400 selected out of more than 5,000 submissions. […]

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Seattle Rolls Out Industry’s Greenest Fleet, Leads the Way in Solid Waste Pickup

Fossil fuel-free collection fleet supports Seattle’s goal to become carbon neutral by 2050 Seattle Public Utilities announced today the rollout of the City’s fossil fuel-free, primary collection fleet. The SPU “Green Fleet” will be made up of close to 200 contractor trucks powered by electricity, renewable natural gas and renewable diesel. The fleet includes two all-electric, full size recycling trucks. The Green […]

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Free Sandbags Available in Flood-Prone Areas

Fall has arrived and it’s time to prepare for storm season! Seattle Public Utilities is offering a limited number of FREE filled sandbags to households and business owners in flood-prone areas. If you have experienced flooding in or around your home, you may want to consider using sandbags. While they don’t seal out water, sandbags […]

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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 […]

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Free Sandbags for Flood-Prone Areas

Storm season is underway and Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is offering a limited number of free, filled sandbags to households or business owners in flood-prone areas.  If you’ve experienced, or come close to, flooding, you may want to consider using sandbags. Sandbags don’t seal out water, but can help redirect the flow of water and […]

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Recycling in Seattle grows for 13th consecutive year

In 2016 the city recycled 439,672 tons. But there’s still room for growth For the thirteenth consecutive year, Seattle’s recycling rate continued to grow — to almost 60 percent — and the city held its place as one of the top recycling municipalities in the nation. According to a new report by Seattle Public Utilities […]

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North Transfer Station closed July 4; all residential solid waste collection on normal schedule

Wallingford facility closure will reduce traffic. South Transfer Station will be open. The North Transfer station in Wallingford will be closed to decrease traffic in the neighborhood from the 4th of July event at Gasworks park.  The South Transfer station will be open for customers from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The South station is […]

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Public input sought for Seattle Public Utilities business plan

Process will guide utility service goals, investments, rates for next 6 years Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) and the Seattle City Council are asking for more public input into an updated business plan to guide the utility’s service goals, investments, and recommended rates for the next six years. Some 325,000 postcards inviting public comment on the […]

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