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Recycle Right, Not by the Numbers

In Seattle, we ask customers not to use the numbers on packaging to determine if an item is recyclable or not. Here’s why. Have you ever looked at the bottom of a plastic container or packaging and found a small number (usually 1-7) contained in triangle? You wouldn’t be alone… [ Keep reading ]

Join the Solid Waste Advisory Committee

Looking for a way to get involved in your community and have a voice in government? Want to help shape Seattle’s recycling, compost, and disposal services and move towards Zero Waste? Then we want YOU as a member of Seattle Public Utilities’ Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC)! Apply NOW to join SWAC… [ Keep reading ]

Join the Adopt-A-Street Program Today!

Interested in how you can help keep Seattle streets safe and clean? Want to participate in Earth Month by adopting a street in your neighborhood? Well, we have good news for you! The Adopt-A-Street program is now accepting NEW volunteer applications! As part of the Clean City Initiative the Adopt-A-Street program has restarted with modifications… [ Keep reading ]

Tackling Takeout During Seattle’s Restaurant Week

Seattle’s Restaurant Week is back and will be running the entire month of April, 2021. If you’re planning on participating by ordering from one of your local favorites or trying a new cuisine and find yourself acquiring takeout containers, leftovers, and confusing carryout biproducts (how many soy sauce packets do… [ Keep reading ]

How to Safely Help Remove Litter from Streets And Sidewalks

Many Seattle residents have been asking, “How can I help keep my neighborhood streets and sidewalks clean?” We love the enthusiasm to serve your community and city through volunteer litter pickup efforts and wanted to share some tips on how you can do so safely while we work to restart… [ Keep reading ]

Due to Winter Weather, Delayed Residential Collection week of Monday, February 15, 2021

Due to winter weather conditions, there will be no residential garbage, recycling or food/yard waste pickup in Seattle today, Monday, February 15, 2021. Weather and road conditions permitting, garbage, recycling, and food/yard waste service will resume Tuesday on a revised schedule — with customers scheduled for pickup today (Monday) collected… [ Keep reading ]

Winter Weather Collection Impacts for February 2021: Updated Sunday Feb, 14

UPDATED Sunday, February 14, 2021: SPU’s North and South Transfer Stations will close today – Sunday, February, 14, 2021 – at 3pm due to winter weather and to allow for staff to get home safely. Pending winter weather conditions, stations will reopen on Monday, February 15, 2021. Update for Saturday,… [ Keep reading ]

Keeping Our City Clean: A Behind the Scene Look at the Clean City Division of SPU

You know when you spent your entire Saturday raking leaves only to wake up the next day, and be astonished that it looks exactly the way it did before you started? For SPU’s Clean City Division, that feeling is a familiar one. It’s not unusual for this team to pick up an old couch on the street corner, only to see a discarded broken refrigerator appear at the very… [ Keep reading ]

Curbside Compost Pickup Available for Your Christmas Tree & Holiday Greens

Good news, Seattle residents – you can compost your Christmas trees and other holiday greens for free through January 31, 2021! Residents (including multifamily) can place up to 2 trees or bundled greens next to your food and yard waste cart each regular collection day throughout the month of January…. [ Keep reading ]

Cooking More at Home? Keep Fat, Oil, and Grease Out of Your Pipes

Many of our favorite traditions from this time of year are centered around food. And while our holidays may look a little different this time around, we still expect many of our friends, family, & neighbors are going to indulge their culinary skills and spend a little more time in… [ Keep reading ]