A composite photo of SPU employees working with RV remediation, painting out graffiti, and people using garbage and sharps bins.

Seattle Public Utilities' (SPU) Clean City is committed to preserving and protecting our environmental and community health. We work tirelessly to maintain the cleanliness and health of our environment while ensuring equitable access to public spaces for all of Seattle. 

What do we do? 

Seattle Clean City implements and administers programs that protect the environment, maintain access to public spaces, and promote community health and safety. With a range of services, we aim to swiftly and efficiently remove litter, graffiti, sharps, illegal dumping, and other hazards that risk the health and safety of residents and visitors. Our team's prompt and efficient resolution of these issues ensures that Seattle remains a clean, healthy, and safe environment for all.  

2024 Year-to-date data:

(Last update May)

1.7M+ lbs collected

Illegal dumping

1,763,292 pounds (lbs.) of total garbage collected and disposed 

491K+ sharps collected


491,924 disposed needles at our sharps boxes 

697K+ Lbs collected

Litter Abatement Routes (LAP) 

697,025 pounds (lbs.) of total garbage collected and disposed 

824K+ lbs collected

Unsheltered services

824,787 pounds (lbs.) of total garbage collected and disposed of GeoCleans, RV Remediations, and Encampment Trash

373K+ sq. ft. abated


373,567 square feet of graffiti abated 

Help us keep Seattle safe and clean by reporting illegal dumping, pollution, 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.

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.