REMINDER: Here’s how the city is handling garbage/recycling pickup this week

Last week’s snow and ice are long gone but one lasting memory is in view along curbs: Uncollected garbage, recycling, and yard waste. This morning Seattle Public Utilities reiterated how that’ll be handled this week:

-Monday, normal since you weren’t missed last week
-Tuesday-Friday, collection is on your regular day, and you can put out twice the regular weekly amount, since you were missed last week. SPU says again that if last week was your recycling week, “We will attempt to pick up recycling in the off week.”

If you’re setting out extra, here’s what SPU requests that you put it in.

13 Replies to "REMINDER: Here's how the city is handling garbage/recycling pickup this week"

  • K December 26, 2022 (12:48 pm)

    It would be great if anyone with overflowing cans picked up any trash that spilled or blew out in the past few days. I noticed a lot of trash on the ground surrounded overfull cans at the curb–sure enough, I found some compost that blew out of our can when I got home from morning errands.

  • Tamsen spengler December 26, 2022 (3:19 pm)

    Thank you! Saved me trying to call them.  Hope uou had awonderful Christmas! 

  • Brian December 27, 2022 (4:26 pm)

    Any further updates on whether last weeks recycling pickups will be picked up this week?

    • K December 27, 2022 (6:07 pm)

      They have said they’ll try to get any missed recycling with the pickup this week.  In the past when they’ve said that it’s hit-or-miss, but you should still put your recycling can out.

      • WSB December 27, 2022 (6:23 pm)

        I’m interested in hearing from any Tuesday “recycling off-week” customers who did get theirs collected today. We didn’t, and I’ve heard from someone in another neighborhood who didn’t.

        • K December 28, 2022 (4:20 pm)

          I’m a Wednesday recycling off-week customer and it’s not looking promising…

          • WSB December 28, 2022 (5:48 pm)

            Unfortunately SPU has not answered my followup question so far. Haven’t heard from anyone that did get off-week recycling pickup so far but hey, maybe someone will get lucky…

  • Missed again! December 27, 2022 (5:10 pm)

    My extra garbage, which I placed in a separate can so the animals couldn’t get to it, was not picked up today. Not sure what to do, the SPU website is all about missed pickups. My pickup wasn’t missed – they got the regular can; just didn’t bother to lift the lid of the extra one and see if there was anything else. Put it out again next week with a big note?

    • WSB December 27, 2022 (7:14 pm)

      I’m asking SPU a few questions in the morning so we’ll throw that one in.

  • Ryan December 27, 2022 (8:57 pm)

    My recycling on 107th St. was not picked up in the off week, so I’ve got the entire pre-Christmas and post Christmas cardboard all out on the curb getting rained on and scattered by the wind storm. 

  • 2nd Week of no collection December 27, 2022 (8:59 pm)

    No collection in the off week here on 107th. 

  • South Delridge/White Center December 29, 2022 (3:59 pm)

    WSB has Seattle Public Utilities advised any additional delays this week for recycling? My garbage/recycling/yard waste rescheduled pickup was supposed to be early Wednesday. Garbage and yard waste was picked up on time, but we’re closing in on Friday and my soaked cardboard is still needing to be picked up. 

    • WSB December 29, 2022 (4:34 pm)

      They’ve reiterated the same thing as earlier in what might be a prescheduled tweet – nothing about further delays, and I haven’t received answers to specific followup questions I asked. But remember that if last week was your scheduled recycling week, they’re “trying” to make up some pickups this week. So far, though, I have yet to hear from a Tuesday customer (ourselves included) who got recycling pickup. If anyone HAS gotten off-week recycling makeup pickups this week, I’d love to hear about it.

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