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Recycling shouldn’t be all on you: We need companies to take responsibility

The holiday season is upon us, and you may be feeling flooded with boxes, bags, and other packaging associated with holiday shopping. Knowing how to correctly recycle these materials can feel like a personal responsibility — but have you ever considered the role of companies that make packaged goods in… Filed Under: News

Ship Canal Water Quality Project: Year-End Update  

In the closing weeks of 2022, we want to highlight some Ship Canal Water Quality Project milestones, successes and challenges from recent years and begin to look at how they may impact the overall project. While we are still a few years away from completion, it is exciting to see… [ Keep reading ]

A Look Back at SPU’s 25 Years of Delivering Essential Services 24/7/365

Much of the work at Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) goes back decades—as far back as the late 1800s—yet as one utility, it is this year we are celebrating our 25th anniversary. So how did it come to be? Prior to 1997, much of what is now SPU existed beneath the… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]

Preparing for Seattle Winter Weather 

Have you seen the forecast? Brrr. With winter weather on the way, SPU has some helpful tips for Seattle residents and businesses on how they can prepare as well as what to do during inclement weather.  

SPU Wins Platinum Award for Utility Excellence in Drinking Water 

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is honored to receive the 2022 Platinum Award for Utility Excellence from the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA). The Platinum Award recognizes outstanding achievement in implementing the nationally recognized Attributes of Effective Utility Management. “An AMWA award epitomizes the highest achievement in drinking water utility… [ Keep reading ]

Wet Weather Preparedness

中文資訊 | Información en Español | መረጃ በአማርኛ | Thông tin bằng tiếng Việt | Macluumaad Af-Soomaali ah | 한국어 정보 | Impormasyon sa Tagalog Well, that was fast! After weeks of extended hot, dry weather and sometimes smoky skies, the rain has returned. Whether you welcome it or dread it, the calendar says we can count on it for the next… [ Keep reading ]

Can you imagine a day without water? 

On October 20, 2022, Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is participating in Imagine a Day Without Water, a national day of action. At Seattle Public Utilities, we are committed to providing clean, safe, and reliable drinking water to our community and supporting water infrastructure funding for more equitable water investments. Join… [ Keep reading ]