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No trash pickup Christmas Day – PLUS the Garbage Police cometh

December 24th, 2014 by Mike

Welcome to Christmas Eve! And a gray one, at that. (1.22 inches of rain in last 24 hours.)

Two things:

From Seattle Public Utilities: “No garbage, yard waste or recycling collections are scheduled in Seattle on Thursday, Dec. 25.

“Thursday and Friday collections will be collected one day later that week due to the Christmas Day holiday. Please be sure to have your containers available by 7 a.m., to ensure collection.”

Also, beginning a week from Thursday the city gets tough on trash.

From our news partner The Seattle Times:

Starting Jan. 1, food scraps, pizza boxes and paper napkins won’t be allowed in garbage cans. For the first six months, violators will get notices from the city; after that period, violators will be fined $1.

It gets more complicated, but, yes: “Drivers will be watching for the materials and will inform the city about violators”

The Times’ story is here. Many, many comments on it are here.

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Garbage collection normal, despite holiday

September 3rd, 2011 by master

Seattle Public Utilities will pick up garbage, yard waste and recycling like normal next week, despite the Labor Day holiday.

The City of Seattle’s North & South Recycling and Disposal stations also will be open during their regular business hours of 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The North Recycling and Disposal Station is at 1350 N. 34th St. in Wallingford.

Customers can report a missed collection after 6 p.m. on the day it was missed by calling (206) 684-3000 or filling out the online Missed Collection form.

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