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SPU & City Light Customers Impacted by COVID-19 Have Options When It Comes To Billing

At Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) we are aware of the potential impacts of COVID-19 on our customers and our community. We are committed to continuing to provide customers with our services including solid waste collection, maintaining and delivering clean, safe drinking water, as well drainage & wastewater services during the COVID-19 Civil Emergency. We are […]


Fix A Leak Week

Fix a Leak Week 2020 runs March 16-22 and in celebration, we have compiled some helpful tips and tricks so you can find and fix some your home’s pesky (and often costly) leaks. For most of us, we don’t realize we even have a leak in our homes until major changes start showing up in […]


Coming Soon: New Utility Services Website

We are always looking for ways to make things easier for our customers, and there is a big upgrade on the way for you. In partnership with Seattle City Light, we’re launching a new utility services website. In addition to existing online capabilities, the new website will feature enhanced customer service tools including the ability […]


Seattle’s Water: From the Mountains to Your Tap

As Seattleites, we don’t often have to think about our access to safe, drinkable water. Unfortunately, according to the World Health Organization, this is the reality that more than 785 million people worldwide have to face as they lack basic drinking-water services. According to the same source, by 2025, half the world’s population will be […]


Recycle Your Valentine’s Day

It’s estimated that $2.1 billion will be spent on flowers alone in celebration of Valentine’s Day this year alone. It’s no secret that Valentine’s Day, like most holidays (aside from Earth Day!), can come with a significant amount of waste. Between candy, flowers, gifts, cards, and crafts, the waste surrounding this holiday can truly add […]


Master a Skill that Supports Sustainability in Your Community with SPU & Tilth Alliance

Seattle residents are encouraged to apply to the Master Composter and Sustainability Stewards course, a program offered through a partnership with SPU and Tilth Alliance. This five-week, nine-session volunteer training program will strengthen your knowledge and prepare you to provide community outreach with a lasting impact on our environment. The training course covers the following […]


20 Gallon Residential Solid Waste Bins Being Swapped Out

You may have noticed, there are some changes taking place with your curbside garbage bins. SPU’s contracted haulers, Waste Management & Recology are working to replace the 20-gallon trash bins with new wheeled carts that include an insert. The new carts offer customers an easier ability to move them to and from the curb and […]


Jan 15, 2020 – Residential Collection Continuing with 1-day Delay

Due to winter weather, residential garbage, recycling, and food/yard waste collections will be delayed by one day for the rest of the week. Solid waste contractors will run full operations today, picking up Tuesday customers. Tuesday customers will be serviced today, Wednesday, with Wednesday customers serviced on Thursday, Thursday customers on Friday, and Friday customers […]


Jan 14, 2020 – Winter Weather Impacting Solid Waste Residential Customers

UPDATE: Due to icy roads, most Tuesday residential customers in Central and NE Seattle will also experience delayed collections in addition to customers in NW and SW Seattle. Most customers in Queen Anne, Magnolia, Maple Leaf and Wedgewood areas are impacted, with approximately 20% of customers in those areas served. If your garbage, recycling and […]


Jan 13, 2020 – Solid Waste Collection continuing as normal

Residential garbage, recycling, and food/yard waste pickups are continuing as normal today, January 13, 2020. Snow and ice on the road may have some impact in specific areas. SPU’s North and South transfer stations are operating as normal. Check back here for more updates and follow us on Twitter @SeattleSPU. If your materials are not picked […]