Seattle Public Utility (SPU) household customers can set out extra yard waste for free during the month of November. SPU provides this benefit to encourage residents to help keep storm drains clear of fallen leaves.
Customers should set out extra leaves on their collection day for pick up during November. Extra yard waste must be in paper bags or in an extra container that contains only yard waste.
Fallen leaves can block storm drains and lead to flooding in neighborhoods. Raking leaves and keeping drains clear helps to prevent unnecessary flooding. As leaves continue to fall, residents are encouraged to check and clear their drains to keep the water flowing.