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Sorting Your Gameday Spread

Win or lose, it’s safe to say it’s not a football watch party without a few essentials – the food of course! Have you already started planning out your Super Bowl nacho spread? Do you have the perfect chili recipe for tailgating? Are you an expert hotdog chef complete with… [ Keep reading ]

MLK Collections Schedule Impacting Some Customers

Due to the recognition of Martin Luther King Jr Day, some customers in Seattle will be on a one-day delayed collection schedule. The delayed collections are due to a new Recology and Teamster’s labor agreement that now recognizes MLK Day as a non-service day. Seattle Public Utilities and the City of Seattle fully support recognition of this holiday and a… [ 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 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 ]

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 ]

New Infrastructure Bill Investing in the Future of Water

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) applauds the recent passing of the bipartisan infrastructure bill, known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The US House of Representatives’ vote in favor of the bill follows Senate approval in August. President Biden signed the bill on Monday, November 15.  The legislation will bring meaningful investment to our nation’s transportation, energy and water systems, including more than $55… [ Keep reading ]

Puget Sound Cities Launch Adopt-A-Drain

The community-based program will help keep street drains clear of leaves and debris to prevent local neighborhood flooding. Wet weather has arrived, and Seattle and six other Puget Sound Cities are joining forces to encourage their residents to adopt a local storm drain. Drain adopters can sign up to keep… [ Keep reading ]

SPU Awards $50,000 to Support Food Rescue Innovation

The COVID-19 pandemic has inspired communities across our city to develop and implement solutions to urgent problems confronting Seattle’s neighbors. One of the most urgent problems is food insecurity. In 2019, Feeding America estimated that over 250,000 people in King County didn’t have enough food to lead healthy lives. Since… [ Keep reading ]