Seattle Public Utilities announced last week that they would be canceling their Friday collection back on December 31 due to “remaining icy and unsafe conditions.” If you were scheduled for a Friday pick up, like me, or your pick up last week was missed for any other reason, what do you do now?
SPU has this message:
All collections are scheduled to resume next week starting Monday, Jan 3. All missed residential customers are permitted to set out double their normal amount of garbage, recycling, and compost on their collection day for no additional charge. This includes recycling collection, even if it’s not your typical week for collection. Contractors will attempt to collect this ‘off-week’ recycling, if possible, but may not be able to collect all.
And here are some tips from SPU on how to handle that extra stuff:
- Extra garbage can be set out in bags or a personal can.
- Extra recycling can go out in a cardboard box or paper bag.
- Extra compost shouldn’t contain food and can go in a personal can or paper bag.
The city’s contractors hope to make all their pickups this week, but that is not guaranteed. Click here for more information.