News blog for Seattle's Fremont neighborhood


Normal Solid Waste Collection During Labor Day Holiday

August 30th, 2011 by master

Seattle garbage, food and yard waste and recycling collections will be on normal schedule for Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5. Seattle Public Utilities customers should place their containers out for collection by 7 a.m. to ensure collection.

The City of Seattle’s North & South Recycling and Disposal stations will be open during their regular business hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The North Recycling and Disposal Station is located at 1350 N. 34th St. in the Fremont/Wallingford area.

Customers can report a missed garbage, yard waste or recycling collection after 6 p.m. on the day it was missed by visiting the On-line Missed Collection form available on SPU’s web site, at:, or by calling 206-684-3000 then next business day.

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Fremont News, Notes, Happenings & Whatnot 1/12

January 12th, 2011 by master

Some news and items of interest for Fremonsters…

  • Ghost Light Theatricals will premiere “Metamorphosis”, a play based on the famous short story by Franz Kafka on Friday, January 14th in Ballard. Tickets are available here.
  • The 7-Eleven franchise at 5900 Phinney Ave. N. is for sale. Who wants it?
  • Presented by the Fremont Chamber of Commerce, The 40th Annual Fremont Fair is a community celebration that draws 100,000 guests to experience the quirky character of Seattle’s eclectic and artistic Fremont neighborhood.The 2011 incarnation will take place June 18th an 19th.
  • The City of Seattle’s North Recycling and Disposal Station in the Fremont/Wallingford area and the South Recycling and Disposal Station in the South Park area will be open for Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday, Monday, Jan. 17, during their regular business hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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New North Transfer Station plans

September 14th, 2010 by master

If you’re interested in seeing the latest designs for the new North Transfer Station, go to the stakeholder meeting tonight from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Institute for Systems Biology, 1441 N. 34th St.

Seattle Public Utilities invites the public to review and comment on the initial design concepts, and to listen to additional design ideas. The goal is to narrow down the options from seven to one over the course of four meetings.

Concept 1: Base Scenario

More information about rebuilding the transfer stations can be found here.

Back in May, we reported about some concerns about the North Recycling and Disposal Station (NRDS) that had to do with traffic issues.

This is part of the planning process in rebuilding the transfer station, which is at 1350 N. 34th St. Ir was originally built as a garbage transfer station (pre-recycling) in the mid 1960’s. SPU states, “It was designed to treat all materials as waste and to transfer it all to a landfill.”

The station was not designed to handle the influx of yard waste and recycling that comes into the station in addition to garbage. Each of these materials is managed separately and transported elsewhere. SPU’s current facility, it says, does not provide adequate square footage or circulation for current or future recycling, and solid waste transfer operations.

They are other problems, too: equipment breakdowns and inadequate odor and noise control.

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