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Garbage, recycling pickup back to normal

November 29th, 2010 · No Comments

Seattle Public Utilities says solid waste collection is back on a normal schedule after last week’s snow canceled pickups for two days.

Beginning today, SPU is allowing residents whose containers were not picked up on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, to put out twice as much garbage and yard waste for no additional fee, as well as all additional recycling (which is free anyway).

When setting out extra waste, customers are encouraged to place perishable food items in their collection containers and set bagged, non-perishable items next to the containers.

Contractors will also attempt to pick up all missed recycling collections this week instead of on their bi-weekly schedule. If recyclables cannot fit into their container, customers can use a paper bag or cardboard box to store the additional items.

To ensure collection, customers should have their containers out by 7 a.m.

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) will continue to post service updates on www.seattle.gov/util. Customers can also reach SPU for information by calling Customer Service at (206) 684-3000…Follow SPU on Twitter: www.twitter.com/SeattleSPU.

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