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2022 Winter Holiday Collection Schedule for Residential Solid Waste Customers

With the holiday season just around the corner, we wanted to share an important reminder to customers about our services. Garbage, recycling, and food/yard waste will not be collected on the following upcoming holidays : Thanksgiving (11/24/2022) On those days, and for the remainder of the week, service will be delayed… [ Keep reading ]

This America Recycles Day: Keep Recycling Right – And Look to Reduce and Reuse More

A recent report by Greenpeace questioned whether plastics recycling is really worth it after their research revealed limited plastic waste was recycled last year. The coverage of this report prompted Seattle customers to reach out to Seattle Public Utilities asking if plastics in Seattle are being recycled at all. This… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrate America Recycles Day with SPU at Grocery Stores to #RecycleRight!

Join us on America Recycles Day, Tuesday, November 15th, at the following locations to learn more about recycling in Seattle and pick up FREE resources and materials to help you Recycle Right! Also be sure to follow us on Instagram (TAG) to test your knowledge as a Super Recycler! You… [ Keep reading ]

Shape Our Water receives Water Environment Federation Award 

Seattle is working together, as a community, to envision the next 50-years of equitable and environmentally sound drainage and sewer investments, and the Water Environment Federation, a national organization of water quality professionals, has noticed. We are proud that our Shape Our Water Community Vision was awarded a 2022 Water… [ Keep reading ]

Updates from Reuse Seattle & r.Cup

Concertgoers at several venues in Seattle now have the opportunity to cut down on plastic pollution when they choose to have their beverage cup washed and reused rather than recycled or thrown away. The central idea behind this effort is to help cut down on single-use plastics which harm the… [ Keep reading ]

Make the Cedar River Watershed your Home Office – Apply to Join our Watershed Protection Team

Check out this beautiful place. Now, imagine if this was your home office four days per week from sunrise to sunset. This is the Cedar River Watershed – just 35 miles east of Seattle – and if you have dreams of spending hours in a nature-filled environment while getting paid… [ Keep reading ]

Affordability Programs Available

Are you behind on your utility bill? Help is available! Información en español | Impormasyon sa Tagalog | 中文資訊 | Thông tin bằng tiếng Việt | 한국어 정보 | Macluumaad Af-Soomaali ah | መረጃ በአማርኛ Residents and businesses throughout Seattle are experiencing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19… [ Keep reading ]

Home Repair Resources

Are you planning a home repair? You may qualify for resources Let’s face it, home repairs can be costly. You may be eligible for programs to help you with your home repairs. Affordable Home Repair Loans The City’s Office of Housing provides affordable loans to income-eligible Seattle homeowners to address… [ Keep reading ]

Message from SPU’s new GM/CEO Andrew Lee

Proud to be part of your public utility.  Dear Seattle residents, workers, and visitors: Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) helps keep Seattle running everyday. From the water you drink and the food waste you compost, to the water you play in – SPU is an essential and dynamic part of Seattle’s… [ Keep reading ]

News Release: City of Seattle Utilities Expand Assistance and Payment Plans for Customers Struggling to Pay Their Bills

SEATTLE (April 28, 2022) – Seattle City Light (SCL) and Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) today announced new flexible payment plans and expanded assistance for customers who are struggling to pay their bills. Customers are urged to visit seattle.gov/UtilityBillHelp or contact the utilities immediately to learn more about their options. Both… [ Keep reading ]