Possible Delayed Yard Waste Collection

Yard waste collections for Monday, August 13 may be delayed in a portion of West Seattle.

If you live west of California Ave SW between SW Juneau and SW Fontanelle, your yard waste may not be collected until this evening or Tuesday morning.

If your yard waste has not been collected by 6 p.m. on August 14, please fill out a Missed Collection Report online at www.seattle.gov/util/missedcollection.

SPU’s Contact Center is open to answer customer service questions Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

SPU proposes to update charges for development-related services on Oct. 1, 2018

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) plans to update charges for development-related services on Oct. 1, 2018, pending the adoption of a director’s rule. SPU sets separate charges for specific services the utility performs for individual customers.

As part of SPU’s revised Strategic Business Plan, approved by City Council last year, the utility was directed to update its charges for the installation and connection of new water services (taps), to ensure the charges recover the actual costs associated with providing these services.

To increase predictability, fairness and transparency to customers, SPU also plans to update separate charges for other development-related services including water main extensions, hydrant services, drainage and wastewater core taps and others. Updating these charges will ensure that SPU is recovering the full cost and that ratepayers are not subsidizing these individual services.

To update separate charges, SPU will need to adopt a director’s rule. The public can comment on the rule during a formal comment period in August 2018. The comment period will close on Aug. 24, 2018.

These 2018 charge updates include a portion of SPU’s separate charges. A phased approach will be implemented to update the remaining separate charges. Future charge updates will be reviewed on a recurring schedule.

See more information linked below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Development Charges

Core Taps Charges

SPU proposes to update charges for development-related services on Oct. 1, 2018

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) plans to update charges for development-related services on Oct. 1, 2018, pending the adoption of a director’s rule. SPU sets separate charges for specific services the utility performs for individual customers.

As part of SPU’s revised Strategic Business Plan, approved by City Council last year, the utility was directed to update its charges for the installation and connection of new water services (taps), to ensure the charges recover the actual costs associated with providing these services.

To increase predictability, fairness and transparency to customers, SPU also plans to update separate charges for other development-related services including water main extensions, hydrant services, drainage and wastewater core taps and others. Updating these charges will ensure that SPU is recovering the full cost and that ratepayers are not subsidizing these individual services.

To update separate charges, SPU will need to adopt a director’s rule. The public can comment on the rule during a formal comment period in August 2018. The comment period will close on Aug. 24, 2018.

These 2018 charge updates include a portion of SPU’s separate charges. A phased approach will be implemented to update the remaining separate charges. Future charge updates will be reviewed on a recurring schedule.

See more information linked below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Development Charges

Core Taps Charges

How to Safely Dispose of Fireworks

If you choose to use fireworks in a region that allows them,* please keep the following disposal tips in mind:

Used fireworks

If disposed of improperly, used fireworks can pose a danger to employees who handle trash at local transfer stations. Make sure used fireworks are completely burned out and cooled down by submerging them in a bucket of water for fifteen minutes before putting them in the garbage. Learn more on the Washington State Fire Marshal website.

Unused fireworks

  • Never put unused fireworks in the garbage.
  • Both Seattle and King County residents may take small residential fireworks to the Seattle Police Firing Range. For more information, call 206-684-8980.

*Fireworks are illegal in Seattle. Both used and unused fireworks pose a significant danger to you, your family, and your home.