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Oil and grease resulting from food preparation can build up in pipes and lead to sewage backups, expensive plumbing bills, and pollution in Puget Sound. Learn more about fats, oils, and grease...

Protect Seattle’s waterways and human health by reporting surface water pollution and chemical spills in City streets or storm drains. SPU provides 24/7 response to spill-related emergencies.

Help us keep Seattle safe and clean by reporting illegal dumping and graffiti. You can also learn more about preventing and removing graffiti, collection of sharps, public litter cans, and keeping alleys clear of collection containers.

You can reduce your impact on the planet by learning about what you can buy used, donate, or resell instead of buying new or disposing of things. View more information about acceptable items to donate and resell.

Public Utilities

Andrew Lee, General Manager and CEO
Address: 700 5th Avenue, Suite 4900, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34018, Seattle, WA, 98124-5177
Phone: (206) 684-3000

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Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is comprised of three major direct-service providing utilities: the Water Utility, the Drainage and Wastewater Utility, and the Solid Waste Utility.