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Tunneling Our Way to Cleaner Waters

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is committed to protecting public health and the environment and enhancing our natural resources. As part of our strategy to protect our local waterways, SPU and King County have begun construction on a 2.7-mile long tunnel, running from Ballard to Wallingford. How will a tunnel protect our local waters? The answer […]

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Spring Clean 2019

It’s time for Spring Clean, Seattle’s annual community cleanup program supported by Seattle Public Utilities. Spring Clean, now in its 33rd year, runs from April 1 through May 31. During this time, Seattle residents—neighbors, volunteer groups, community organizations—come together to keep Seattle clean and vibrant. Activities include picking up litter, stenciling storm drains to prevent […]

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SPU’s ‘Paws-On’ Approach to Pollution Prevention

Sampson, a smart, loyal, Labrador Retriever, is more than just a Very Good Boy. He’s a highly-skilled member of Seattle Public Utilities’ Source Control and Pollution Prevention team, which protects our local water bodies by monitoring pollutants, like PCBs, in our storm drain system. PCBs, banned by the EPA in 1979 as a hazard to […]

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Solid Waste Billing Change

We hear you: utility bills can be confusing! That’s why, beginning in April 2019, you will no longer be billed in advance for garbage and food/yard waste collection. Instead, you’ll be only charged for service that has already occurred. Check out the Q&A below for more information: Q: What’s happening? A: Until now, SPU has […]

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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 […]

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Due to snow, no residential garbage pickup Feb. 4

Due to icy road conditions, there will be no residential garbage, recycling or food/yard waste pickup in Seattle today, February 4. SPU’s North and South transfer stations will open at 10 a.m. today. Weather and road conditions permitting, garbage, recycling, and food/yard waste service will resume Tuesday, on a revised schedule — with customers scheduled […]

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Protect Your Water Pipes During Freezing Weather

It’s cold out there! As temperatures plunge this evening to the low 20s, remember to protect your water pipes to keep them from freezing. Protect indoor sink pipes that are against exterior walls by opening under-sink cabinet doors to allow indoor heat to circulate. During severe cold temperatures, allow one indoor faucet to slowly drip cold […]

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Seattle Public Utilities is committed to supporting federal employees who may be affected by the government shutdown and missing their normal paychecks. If you’re among them—or if you’re just having a hard time making ends meet—we have payment plans and assistance programs that may help. Learn more by calling us at (206) 684-3000.

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Compost Your Tree for Free

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) invites Seattle residents to compost their Christmas trees and other holiday greens for free through January 31, 2019. Residents should place trees or bundled greens next to their food and yard waste cart on their collection day. Apartment residents may place two trees next to each food and yard waste cart […]

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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 Tuesday, Dec. 25 and Tuesday, Jan. 1. Collections scheduled for Tuesday will occur on Wednesday, and collection for the rest of the week will be delayed by one day. Customers should put their […]

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