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Get involved in shaping Seattle’s waste prevention future.

Waste Prevention Survey (for Seattle residents)

(Open September 28, 2023 to November 30, 2023)

Take the Waste Prevention Survey

Share your perspectives to help Seattle Public Utilities better understand how we can support our community in preventing waste. Seattle residents who complete the survey will be entered into the raffle for a chance to win a $50 Visa gift card.

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

Learn more about the survey.

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

(Open November 7, 2023 to December 31, 2023)

Does your organization or business provide services to help the Seattle community prevent waste, or are you interested in providing these services in the future? If yes, share your perspective to help SPU better understand how we can support organizations and businesses like yours.

Take the Waste Prevention Service Provider Survey

The survey will take about 10-15 minutes to complete and is available in English, Amharic, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Tagalog, Somali, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

At the end of the survey, you’ll have the option to enter the raffle. We will hold weekly raffle drawings for $50 gift cards.

Seattle RACE to ZERO WASTE Contest

(Open May 1, 2023 to January 19, 2024)

A graphic with icons of various animals and humans racing and the words: Seattle Race to Zero Waste!

The Seattle RACE to ZERO WASTE Contest is a partnership between Seattle Public Utilities and Seattle Public Schools. We invite everyone in Seattle to become a part of the waste solution by sharing your creative and innovative ideas for preventing waste.

The College Students and Adult contest division has closed. We received 64 entries and will announce the winners on November 30, 2023.

The contest for Grades K-5 and 6-12 has been extended through January 19, 2024. Contest winners will be announced January 31. Learn more about the competition and prizes.

English, Amharic, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Somali, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

    Waste Prevention Plan Review (2024)

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

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    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.