Multi-Family Properties Collection & Disposal

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In Seattle, the property managers and/or building owners manage the accounts for garbage, recycling, and food & yard (compost) disposal at multi-family properties. Prior to 2011, tenants could have these Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) accounts in their own name, and those current accounts in tenant names will remain active until closing is requested.

Different collection & disposal resources are available for residents and building managers and owners. Both can learn about the benefits of recycling and compost at their properties.


For Building Owners and Managers


For Residents


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.