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Solid Waste Collection Updates – Week of Jan 10

Solid waste collections are on a normal schedule for the week of Monday, January 10th. Customers who were missed over the last two weeks can set out extra garbage, recycling, and food/yard waste for no charge. Customers should set out their garbage, recycling, and food/yard waste on their regular collection… [ Keep reading ]

Solid Waste Collection Delays FAQs (Late December 2021-Early January 2022)

In late December 2021, Seattle experienced collection delays for most residential customers due to snow and ice. These delays can make it difficult to know when your next collection is going to be, and we have answers! Question: What should I do if my collection was missed last week (12/27/21-1/1/22)? Answer: Residential customers… [ Keep reading ]

Winter Weather Impacts for Solid Waste Collection Services – Week of 1/3/22

UPDATE: Jan 3, 2022 5pm Collection contractors attempted residential collections today, Monday January 3, and determined there are still unsafe road conditions in neighborhoods that has delayed some collections. This will have impacts throughout the week and there will be delays in residential garbage, recycling, or food/yard waste pickup for… [ Keep reading ]

Winter Weather Impacts for Solid Waste Collection Services – Week of 12/27/21 (Updated for collections 12/31/21)

Due to remaining icy and unsafe conditions on many residential streets, residential garbage, recycling, or food/yard waste pickup are canceled for Friday, December 31. Transfer stations and the Household Hazardous Waste Facility will remain open with normal hours.  All collections are scheduled to resume next week starting Monday, Jan 3. All missed residential customers are permitted to set… [ Keep reading ]

Winter Weather Causing Solid Waste Service Interruptions: Here’s What You Need to Know

SPU SERVICE UPDATES (last updated 12/28/21, 8:19 PM) Commercial & multifamily collections will resume on 12/29.  Transfer stations and Hazardous Waste drop-off remain open with normal hours. Monday (12/27) residential customers will be collected Monday (1/3).  Tuesday (12/28) residential customers will be collected Tuesday (1/4).  *Wednesday (12/29) residential customers will be collected Thursday… [ Keep reading ]

2021 Highlights – How SPU Delivered for our Customers and Community this Year

It has been an extraordinary year at Seattle Public Utilities (SPU). Despite the numerous challenges brought on by the pandemic, SPU staff adjusted and adapted, and we sustained and grew our successful partnership with the community to equitably manage water and waste resources for today and future generations. Our 2021-2026 Strategic Business Plan lays out our priorities as a utility: Delivering Equitable Essential Services  Stewarding Environment and Health  Empowering Our Customers, Community,… [ Keep reading ]

Litter Doesn’t Have to Look Trashy

With a new year approaching it only seems fitting that Seattle start 2022 with new attractive Garbage and Recycling cans. After all, we do live in one of the most scenic and beautiful places around so why shouldn’t our litter cans reflect that beauty? Look for these cans first in… [ Keep reading ]

Coloring a Community Vision of Seattle’s Water Future

Seattle Public Utilities has been listening to our community’s values and goals for long-term resiliency, racial and environmental justice, and personal and community well-being. It’s all part of Shape Our Water, our ongoing effort to plan for equitable and environmentally sound drainage and wastewater investments that will help take care… [ Keep reading ]

Composting Holiday Greens

Good news, Seattle residents – you can compost your Christmas trees and other holiday greens for free through January 31, 2022!  SPU customers (including apartment and condo residents) can place up to 2 trees or bundled greens next to your food & yard waste cart on each regular collection day throughout the month of January.  Here are… [ Keep reading ]

Preparing for Seattle Winter Weather

With winter weather on the way, SPU has some helpful tips for Seattle residents on how they can prepare beforehand as well as what to do during inclement weather. Seattle may not be known for severe and relentless winter weather, but from time to time, winter storms can hit. A… [ Keep reading ]