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Get involved in shaping Seattle’s waste prevention future.

Seattle RACE to ZERO WASTE Contest

(Open May 1, 2023 to January 31, 2024)

The Seattle RACE to ZERO WASTE Contest is closed. Thank you to the 84 students and community members who shared their creative and innovative ideas for preventing waste.

We have notified contest winners and awarded the prizes. We will post the winner names and ideas soon.

Waste Prevention Survey (for Seattle residents)

(Open September 28, 2023 to April 5, 2024)

Take the Waste Prevention Survey

Thank you to the more than 500 Seattle residents who have already participated in the survey. Your input will play a crucial role in shaping waste prevention programs that truly address the needs of our city. We encourage Seattle residents to continue to share your perspectives through the survey link by April 5.

The survey is available in English, Amharic, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Somali, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

Waste Prevention Service Provider Survey (for Organizations/Businesses providing waste prevention services)

(Open November 7, 2023 to January 19, 2024)

The Waste Prevention Service Provider Survey has closed. Thank you to the organizations and businesses that shared their experiences and perspectives on helping the Seattle community prevent waste. Your input will play a crucial role in helping SPU better understand how we can support community-led waste prevention efforts.

Waste Prevention Plan Review

SPU will share the Draft Waste Prevention Strategic Plan for additional community feedback in late 2024 or early 2025. We will also share the community input we collected and how we reflected it in the WP Plan.

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.