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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 ]

Rake Leaves to Help Prevent Flooding!

Free Extra Yard Waste Pickup in November Fallen leaves can be fun—who can resist jumping into a giant pile of crisp, colorful leaves?—but they can also contribute to unwelcome flooding in our neighborhoods. During the stormy fall season, leaves can clog street drains, causing water to back up and flood… [ Keep reading ]

Winter Holiday Waste Collection Schedule for 2020

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 (11/26/2020) Christmas (12/25/2020) New Year’s Day (1/1/2020) On those days, and for the remainder… [ Keep reading ]

America Recycles Day, 2020

Alright Seattle, it’s time to take your love of recycling to the next level. Starting on Sunday, November 15th, join us to celebrate America Recycles Day, which we’re extending to a whole week of fun! We’ll be bringing you daily insights on all things recycling, including tips and tricks to… [ Keep reading ]

Waste-Free Community Grant Recipients 2020-21

As a national leader in waste prevention, Seattle Public Utilities is committed to supporting community-led efforts to create less waste and bring us all closer to a Zero Waste future. We developed the Waste-Free Communities Matching Grant to support community and business leadership and innovation around preventing waste, increasing community… [ Keep reading ]

Beyond the Cart 2020

Mark your calendar for these upcoming Community Reuse & Recycling Events happening this fall. Do you have appliances, household goods, clothes, or electronics taking up space in your home? Drop them off for free at the next Community Recycling & Reuse event! Items in good condition will be donated for… [ Keep reading ]