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News Release: Residential Solid Waste Pickup on Revised Schedule

February 8, 2017—Residential solid waste collections are on a revised schedule this week, due to weather events. Most Monday customers’ garbage, recycling, and food/yard waste was collected yesterday (Tuesday, Feb. 7). Monday customers in West Seattle: Due to higher snowfall amounts and continued icy conditions, residential garbage, recycling or food/yard waste pickup was postponed in this area […]

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News Release: No Seattle Garbage Pickup Today

  February 6, 2017— Due to icy road conditions, there will be no residential or commercial garbage, recycling or food/yard waste pickup in Seattle today—Monday. Contractors will attempt to serve priority commercial locations this afternoon. Weather and road conditions permitting, garbage, recycling, and food/yard waste service will resume Tuesday, on a revised schedule — with […]

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News Release: Seattleites invited to help update public utilities business plan

Attend a public meeting or take Seattle Public Utilities’ online survey, details below Seattle Public Utilities is updating its Strategic Business Plan (SBP), the road map guiding the utility’s delivery of services to its customers. Adopted three years ago after an in-depth public process, the SBP spells out the utility’s six-year plan for keeping its […]

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Top Reasons to Visit SPU’s North Transfer Station

Smelly, loud, and inconvenient may be some of the descriptors that come to mind when you think of a typical city dump. For Seattle residents, the new North Transfer Station is the opposite of those descriptors. Seattle Public Utilities is reshaping the idea of a “city dump” with innovative facility features and community engagement.     […]

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Five New Year’s Resolutions for SPU Customers

It’s that time again! The holidays are over, you’ve rung in the new year, and now it’s time to make your new year’s resolutions. Not sure what goals to choose for 2017? We can help! Here are five easy resolutions that will keep your home, your family, and the environment happy and healthy in the […]

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Cold weather ahead: protect your pipes!

With cold temperatures – and even some snow! – in the forecast, it’s time to make sure you and your home are prepared to weather whatever Mother Nature sends our way. Prep Your Pipes Freezing temperatures can burst water pipes around your home, potentially causing serious property damage and wasting large amounts of water. Follow […]

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Recycle Your Holidays

Between Thanksgiving  and New Year’s Day, U.S. household waste increases by 25 percent—that’s about 1 million tons per week! Want to do your part to cut down on that extra waste? Check out this list of how-to’s for holiday recycling in Seattle:

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Wondering About Wildlife on December 28

Looking for something to do with the kids during winter school break? Join Seattle Public Utilities for a fun-filled day discovering wildlife in the Cedar River Watershed! The Wondering About Wildlife program is a chance to discover what kinds of wildlife live in Seattle’s largest protected watershed through hands-on activities, crafts, presentations, and nature walks. Wondering About Wildlife […]

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Seattle’s new North Transfer Station is now open for business

Located at 1350 N. 34th St., in the Wallingford-Fremont area, the environmentally friendly state-of-the-art $108 million facility will provide superior recycling and reuse capabilities along with safe and efficient handling of the city’s garbage. The new station is expected to serve Seattle’s mounting solid waste demands for at least the next 50 years. The facility […]

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No Garbage, Recycling, Food and Yard Waste Collection on Thanksgiving Day

South Transfer Station closed Thursday, November 24 SEATTLE — Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, no garbage, food and yard waste or recycling will be collected in Seattle on Thursday, Nov. 24. Collections scheduled for Thursday will occur on Friday, and Friday collections will occur on Saturday. Customers should place their containers out by 7 a.m. […]

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