News Release: Limited garbage pickup resumes today

Residential customers on a revised schedule this week. No residential pickup south of I-90 today. February 7, 2017—Commercial garbage, recycling or food/yard waste pickup resumed today across Seattle. Collections for residential customers partially resumed today on a revised schedule based on the solid waste contractors’ assessment of neighborhood road conditions: Monday residential customers, north of […] Read more »

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 […] Read more »

With windstorm predicted, are you ready?

With a windstorm predicted for Thursday, is your family ready. Take winter by storm with these tips: • Make sure storm drains are clear of leaves and debris to prevent flooding in your neighborhood. Clear with a rake or broom (only if it’s safe). Don’t put grass clippings, leaves, or other debris into drains, ditches, […] Read more »

Keep the Chill Out! Prepare Your Pipes for Winter

Each winter, homes are damaged due to water pipes that freeze and burst. By taking a few simple precautions, you can help save yourself from the mess, money and headaches of burst frozen pipes Before the Cold Hits Insulate pipes in your home’s crawl spaces, basement and attic. Exposed pipes are more susceptible to freezing. The more […] Read more »

Prevent Flooding in Your Neighborhood – Adopt Your Drain

Don’t let fall rainstorms flood your street. Help clear your local storm drain of leaves and other debris by adopting your local storm drain. Every autumn Seattle Public Utilities faces a big job keeping storm drains clear – there are over 80,000 of them around the city! Remember to clear your drain only if it […] Read more »

Landslide season arrives in Seattle

With more than an inch of rainfall forecast for Seattle over the next two days, the city is expected to cross the official U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) landslide threshold for the first time this year. “Historically, the end of October is the start of landslide season,” said Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) meteorologist James Rufo-Hill, who […] Read more »

Sandbags Available from Seattle Public Utilities

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) offers a limited number of free, filled sandbags during the fall months to households or business owners in flood-prone areas. If you’ve had or almost had flooding, consider using sandbags. Sandbags don’t seal out water, but can help redirect the flow of water and protect property from debris. Sandbags must be […] Read more »

Rain in the forecast. Clear drains and prevent flooding.

With rain in the forecast, flooding can occur on your street. Help clear your local storm drain of leaves and other debris to keep the water flowing. Every autumn Seattle Public Utilities faces a big job keeping storm drains clear – there are over 70,000 of them around the city! Remember to clear your drain […] Read more »

Normal garbage collection in Seattle today

If your collection is missed, please leave your materials out for one more day. Garbage, recycling, and food/yard waste are being picked up throughout the city this today, although some collection times could be delayed. Customers whose collection is missed are asked to leave their materials out for one more day. If the materials still […] Read more »

Normal Garbage Pickup Despite Chance of Snow

Customers Asked to Set Garbage, Recycling, Food/Yard Waste Out by 7 a.m. With snow and slush in the overnight forecast, Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is advising customers to treat Friday as a normal day for garbage, recycling, and food/yard waste collection. Please put your garbage, recycling, and food/yard waste out by 7 a.m. to ensure […] Read more »

What’s in your emergency kit? Send pictures and win!

Are you ready for storm season? Every household should have an emergency preparedness kit with at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food and water. To encourage residents to prepare for winter, we want to see what you have in your kit. Send us a picture of the most creative item in your emergency kit: whether it’s […] Read more »

What’s in your emergency kit? Send pictures and win!

Are you ready for storm season? Every household should have an emergency preparedness kit with at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food and water. To encourage residents to prepare for winter, we want to see what you have in your kit. Send us a picture of the most creative item in your emergency kit: […] Read more »

Heavy Rains: Adopt your drain

Number one priority is safety: stay out of street when raking drains With a significant rainfall this week, Seattle Public Utilities is urging residents to adopt their local drains, and make sure they are free of leaves and debris. When bad weather hits this time of year, storm drains can easily become overwhelmed with leaves [...] Read more »

Be Prepared: Take Winter by Storm

Did you know that during intense rain, flooding may occur without warning? Here are a few steps you can take to keep your family and property safe. Clear leaves and debris away from street drains in your neighborhood with a rake or broom (only if it’s safe). Don’t put grass clippings, leaves, or other debris [...] Read more »

Keep the Chill Out! Prepare Your Pipes for Winter

Each winter, homes are damaged due to water pipes that freeze and burst. By taking a few simple precautions, you can help save yourself from the mess, money and headaches of burst frozen pipes. Before the Cold Hits Insulate pipes in your home’s crawl spaces, basement and attic. Exposed pipes are more susceptible to freezing. The more […] Read more »

Sandbags Available from Seattle Public Utilities

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) offers a limited number of free, filled sandbags during the fall months to households or business owners in flood-prone areas. If you’ve had or almost had flooding, consider using sandbags. Sandbags don’t seal out water, but can help redirect the flow of water and protect property from debris. Sandbags must be […] Read more »