Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) was commissioned by the Seattle City Council to explore whether savings and efficiencies can be made by changing how often garbage is collected. SPU believes that if every-other-week garbage collection were implemented citywide, it would:
The new state-of-the-art South Transfer Station is now open to all customers and replaces the former one to better serve residents and businesses with recycling, composting and garbage disposal for the next 50 years. For the North Transfer Station, SPU is in the design phase and plans to replace the current station with a more modern and efficient facility that will meet the growing future needs of the city.
Some of the benefits from our water system projects include:
These sewer and drainage improvements will protect public health and safety by preventing sewer backups into people’s homes and businesses, as well as preventing street flooding. They will also help to protect our natural waterways from polluted stormwater runoff.