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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: Solid Waste Collection Service Postponed in Seattle For Second Day
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
11/24/2010  6:30:00 AM
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Solid Waste Collection Service Postponed in Seattle For Second Day
No Residential Garbage, Yard Waste or Recycling Pick-Ups Wednesday, November 24

SEATTLE —Garbage, yard waste and recycling collection has been postponed in Seattle for a second day, due to dangerous road conditions; icy side streets prohibit safe collections. There will be no residential services on Wednesday, November 24.

Collection services will be available on Wednesday, November 24, in Seattle on a limited basis for commercial and multi-family accounts where access allows.

Customers whose containers were not collected on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday of this week will have them collected next week on their regularly scheduled pick-up day, and will be allowed to set out double their normal amount of garbage, yard waste and recycling at no additional charge.

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.

On Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 25, no garbage, food and yard waste or recycling collections will take place in Seattle. Collections scheduled for Thursday will occur on Friday, and Friday collections will occur on Saturday. Please be sure to have your containers out by 7 a.m. to ensure collection.

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.

Freezing Pipes: For information on what to do if your pipes freeze or break, customers can go to: http://www.seattle.gov/util/Services/Drainage_&_Sewer/Emergency_Weather_Tips/WinterWeatherTips/index.htm

Follow SPU on Twitter: www.twitter.com/SeattleSPU.

In addition to providing a reliable water supply to more than 1.3 million customers in the Seattle metropolitan area, SPU provides essential sewer, drainage, solid waste and engineering services that safeguard public health, maintain the city’s infrastructure and protect, conserve and enhance the region's environmental resources.

—SPU—

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