Green Business Program

The Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) Green Business Program offers free tools and services to help Seattle area businesses reduce costs, gain a competitive edge, and contribute to a clean and healthy community. SPU also helps Seattle businesses understand and stay in compliance with relevant regulations. Take advantage of free resources and assistance from a Green Business specialist and become eligible for recognition through the EnviroStars green business recognition program.

Watch this video to learn more about the free tools and services that the SPU Green Business program provides to Seattle businesses:

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Seattle Public Utilities Green Business Free Resources

Recycle, Compost, & Reduce Waste

SPU employee demonstrating compost bin.

SPU helps businesses maximize what they recycle, compost, and reuse to reduce waste and save up to 30% on their waste bills. SPU supports Seattle businesses to comply with the city’s recycling and composting requirements, food service packaging requirements,and helping to switch to reusable packaging. We also offer free recycling and composting trainings and waste bin signage. Learn more about how to reduce waste.

Prevent Water Pollution

SPU employee with spill response kit in front of a business.

Businesses can protect Seattle's waterways from pollution by managing stormwater outside their buildings, keeping trash out of toilets, and properly handling fats, oils, and grease in the kitchen. Our laws require Seattle businesses to help protect our waterways. Learn more about water pollution.

Save Water

SPU employee fitting aerator on sink faucet.

SPU offers tips, tools, and rebates to business and property managers to help them use water efficiently and save on water and sewer bills. Water is important for us, our environment, and future generations. Learn more about saving water.

Contact Us

You can contact us by email at GreenBusiness@seattle.gov or by phone at (206) 343-8505. Language options by phone are listed below:

For English, press 0
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For Tagalog, press 6
한국어는 7번을 누르세요
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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
SPUCustomerService@seattle.gov

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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.