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It’s Construction Season! Here’s how SPU is Building a Better Seattle

As spring rolls into summer, construction season is in full swing! While no one likes dealing with the maze of detours and pervasive construction noise during the dry months, all 53 of SPU’s active construction projects are improving our communities by reinvesting ratepayer dollars into Seattle’s infrastructure that supports 1.5… [ Keep reading ]

A ‘Circular Economy’ to Fight Climate Change

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) joined about 1,500 leaders this week at Circularity 23, a national convening held this year in Seattle to spotlight and add greater momentum to waste reduction strategies to address climate change and pollution. The convening – which attracted top City of Seattle and Washington state government… Filed Under: News, Protecting Our Environment

SPU Apprentices Graduate and Become Essential Workers

It was a moment of pride – and one that Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) hopes will last a lifetime. More than 100 people gathered on Friday, May 19 to celebrate the diverse group of 12 people in SPU’s first graduating water pipe worker apprenticeship class since 2015. The graduates will… Filed Under: News

Join the Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC) of Seattle Public Utilities 

Looking for a way to get involved in your community and have a voice in government? Want to help shape Seattle’s recycling, compost, and disposal services and move towards Zero Waste?Then we want YOU as a member of SWAC! Apply NOW to join SWAC by June 10, 2023. Apply online… Filed Under: News

2023 WA Legislative Session 

Progress on Protecting Our Health and Environment With the 2023 legislative session wrapping up, SPU is celebrating budgets and legislation that increase affordability, reduce waste and pollution, and support public health—without ratepayers footing the bills. Our work includes supporting these priorities through Washington State’s operating budget, capital budget, and legislation… Filed Under: News

Seattle is a leader in municipal composting, but here’s what we have to do to get it right  

Composting is serious business in Seattle, and collectively we do as good or a better job at it than any other city in the United States. While we can all take pride in that, we have a lot more work to do to reach the climate and zero waste goals… Filed Under: Garbage, Recycling, & Compost, Protecting Our Environment

Remember to Recycle Right For Student Moves

Each summer and fall, when student residents move out of the neighborhood and new ones move in, things can get a little crowded at the dumpsters! By planning ahead, we can achieve a more sustainable community and ensure that common spaces like 17th Ave remain clear and accessible. Please read… [ Keep reading ]

Stakeholder Meeting for System Development Charges and Utility Infrastructure Funding Options

To ensure our processes for System Development Charges (SDCs) are clear and transparent and to provide stakeholders with the opportunity to weigh in on key issues and concerns, Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is hosting a virtual meeting on Thursday, May 25, 2023. All are welcome to join. Throughout April and… Filed Under: Customer Service & Resources, News

Seattle Race to Zero Waste Contest

The Seattle Race to ‘Zero Waste’ Contest is an invitation for all Seattleites to become a part of the waste solution! No one likes waste! Together we can find new ways to reduce what we buy and consume, reuse what we can, and share and repair in easy ways. Let’s… [ Keep reading ]

Earth Day is every day for the Natural Resources Team 

Every day is “Earth Day” for the scientists and environmental professionals who spend their days working on a variety of projects throughout the Cedar River and South Fork Tolt River Municipal Watersheds. Their goal is to protect water quality and enhance forested and aquatic habitats – one of many investments… Filed Under: Protecting Our Environment