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Back to School Resources for Digital Learning

While the 2020-2021 school schedule might look a little different from previous years, SPU has a resource that’s available no matter how or where you’re having class. Students are invited to visit our online learning portal to find a wealth of resources suitable for all ages that can be accessed safely and easily from the […]

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Storing Summer Produce for a Rainy Winter Day

Beans are popping, tomatoes are starting to ripen, and zucchini is threatening to take over your neighborhood. The summer bounty is here!  Whether you’re growing your own, shopping at your local grocery store or farmers market, the variety of seasonal produce is hard to miss!  This is a great time to save and store fruits and veggies for the dark days of January, when […]

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Ask Evelyn Q & A – What to do with Worn Linens & Pillows

Since the 90’s, Ask Evelyn has been answering Seattleites’ questions regarding garbage, compost, and recycling. Not sure where it goes? Ask Evelyn! Dear Evelyn, I’ve been cleaning out my closet and have a pile of stuff to get rid of that I don’t think is in good enough condition for donation – a set of worn bed sheets, some […]

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Reimagining Your Space: How to get & give reusable items during COVID

Living rooms are becoming boardrooms, closets are now offices, and the dining table is pulling double duty for homeschooling. As you look to rearrange your space for the new reality of work and school from home, are you looking around your place and thinking, “I’ve got to get rid of this stuff!”?   At the same time, are you looking for a bigger kitchen table? We’ve got […]

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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 reuse if possible while others […]

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Consultants: Connect & Collaborate

SPU is proud to announce that registration is now open for the ninth annual Consultants: Collaborate and Connect. This event will take place on Wednesday, Sept 30, from 9 am – 12 pm (PST). To allow for safe attendance for both staff and attendees, this year’s event will be moving to an online platform. During this event, representatives from across the […]

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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 our streets and sidewalks. Rake […]

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City Partners with Kappa Alpha Psi to Deliver Supplies to Unsheltered Members of Community

When members of the Seattle Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi began thinking about how to focus some of their annual community service efforts, they got an idea from a new member who shared a community need he knew of through his job with the City of Seattle. As part of its COVID-19 response, the […]

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New water outage map provides customers with real-time information about water outages

We get it. No one likes to experience a water outage at their home or business. Even a short time, being without water to drink, shower, cook or wash our hands can be a hardship. While Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) works around the clock to maintain one of the most reliable drinking water systems in […]

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SPU Transfer Stations Return to Regular Hours

Seattle Public Utilities’ North and South Transfer Stations are open (as of June 15, 2020) normal operating hours, seven days a week from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm. We want to thank our customers for understanding that while the stations are operating at their normal schedule, that visits to the stations should be for essential trips only (urgent […]

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