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 ]

SPU’s PUMP-OUT PILOT

It’s an increasing problem that contaminates our waterways and puts our community’s health at risk. It also impacts people experiencing homelessness who are staying in RVs, including depriving them of their dignity. The problem? Spills involving human waste from RVs. In 2019, there were almost 100 RV wastewater spills-and those are… [ 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 ]

Help Shape the Future of Seattle’s Drainage and Wastewater System

Everyone in Seattle relies on a vast and mainly invisible stormwater and wastewater system that helps keep our waterways clean and prevents flooding. But the benefits of this infrastructure can go far beyond healthy waters and stormwater management. With your input, Seattle’s drainage and wastewater priorities can help shape how… [ 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 ]

SPU Who: Get to know the people behind your utility

This Week’s Profile: Logan Lexow Meet Logan Lexow. Logan has been with SPU for four years, as a Lead worker in the Drainage and Wastewater line of business. Logan was working on motorcycles when a friend who worked at SPU encouraged him to consider applying to one of SPU’s apprenticeship programs. “I was at my peak working… [ Keep reading ]

Can’t Afford to Pay Your Utility Bill in Full? There are Options that Can Help.

It’s no secret that many lives have been impacted by the affects of COVID-19, both personally and financially. Across the country, many Americans are struggling to pay their bills in full, adding more stress to an already extraordinarily trying time making it harder to afford essential services. At SPU, we… [ Keep reading ]

Imagine A Day Without Water

Did you know that they average person uses an estimated 80-100 gallons of water per day? That’s about the same as one standard bathtub filled to the top! SPU customers have access to some of the country’s cleanest, best tasting water and it all starts high in the Cascade Mountains…. [ Keep reading ]