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Planning for Spring Gardening

Did you know that winter is the perfect time to start planning and preparing your garden for spring? It’s true! Aside from pruning woody trees and shrubs, winter is a great time to take care of some much needed garden maintenance including: Making planting plans Covering bare soil with woody… [ Keep reading ]

New Infrastructure Bill Investing in the Future of Water

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) applauds the recent passing of the bipartisan infrastructure bill, known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The US House of Representatives’ vote in favor of the bill follows Senate approval in August. President Biden signed the bill on Monday, November 15.  The legislation will bring meaningful investment to our nation’s transportation, energy and water systems, including more than $55… [ Keep reading ]

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Are you looking for ways to help beautify and improve your neighborhood? Seattle Public Utilities has all the tools you need to participate with our flexible volunteer opportunities. Through the Adopt-A-Street and Adopt-A-Drain programs, along with Storm Drain Stenciling, you can have a positive impact on the environment in your… [ Keep reading ]

SPU Awards $50,000 to Support Food Rescue Innovation

The COVID-19 pandemic has inspired communities across our city to develop and implement solutions to urgent problems confronting Seattle’s neighbors. One of the most urgent problems is food insecurity. In 2019, Feeding America estimated that over 250,000 people in King County didn’t have enough food to lead healthy lives. Since… [ Keep reading ]

SPU’s Community Donation Fund: Helping Neighbors in Need

While state and local restrictions have lifted and many people are returning to life the way it was before the pandemic, the financial impacts of COVID-19 are still making it hard for many of our neighbors to pay their bills. Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is committed to ensuring that essential… [ Keep reading ]

SPU’s RV Wastewater Pump-Out Pilot Program Partners with Public Health – Seattle King County to Offer COVID-19 Vaccinations

As a public utility, SPU values community health & safety. During COVID-19, our teams have increased innovative essential services for our unhoused neighbors. SPU’s RV Wastewater Pump-Out Pilot program started in spring 2020 and provides increased access to reliable wastewater services which help prevent spills. In 2021 alone (as of 6/30/21), staff have already provided 738 mobile… [ Keep reading ]

Due to Excessive Heat, Modified Residential Collection for June 28-29

Monday customers: Set out recycling & garbage ONLY at 6am. Do not set out food/yard. Food/yard waste will be collected next Monday. Tuesday customers: Set out all carts by 6am. Wednesday – Friday customers: No changes. Monday customers will be able to put out double food/yard waste on their next collection day. If your recycle or garbage are not picked up by 6 pm, please report them as a missed collection online or by calling (206) 684-3000. Monday customers please do not report food/yard misses this week, wait for next week collection.

Important Service Updates Due to Forecasted Extreme Heat

Seattle’s North & South Transfer Stations will close at 2 pm on Sunday (6/27/21) and Monday (6/28/21) to self-haul customers. This is in an effort to protect SPU staff and our customers from heat related illnesses while continuing to wear masks per CDC guidance during the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to reduce fire-related risks at… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle, Tacoma, King County Help Launch U.S. Plastics Pact Roadmap to 2025, Driving a National Strategy to Address Plastic Waste

The U.S. Plastics Pact Roadmap Outlines Specific Actions and Responsibilities to Realize a Circular Economy for Plastics in America  (JUNE 15, 2021) –100% of plastic packaging to be reusable, recyclable, or compostable by 2025 – that’s one of the bold targets Seattle Public Utilities (SPU), King County, City of Tacoma, and other partners are committed to in order to… [ Keep reading ]

Transfer Stations New Hours

Transfer Stations will Open at 10am on the First Wednesday of Each Month Starting July, 2021. Beginning July, 2021, Seattle Public Utilities’ North & South Transfer Stations will implement new hours, opening at 10 a.m. on the first Wednesday of each month. This change in hours once per month will to… [ Keep reading ]