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Friday Trivia Question

  Win a Max Air Compost Container and a 25-pack of BioBag Compostable Bags! Post the answer to the trivia question below on our Facebook page or Tweet the answer with the hashtag #RecycleMore. The first 3 correct answers will win! Today’s Trivia Question: Since Seattle began collecting food waste with yard waste in 2005, approximately how many […]


Are you prepared for storm season?

Here are a few things you can do now to be ready: • Clear leaves and debris away from storm drains in your neighborhood with a rake or broom (only if it’s safe). Don’t put grass clippings, leaves, or other debris into drains, ditches, creeks, culverts, gutters or ravines. If a storm drain appears blocked […]


Food Scrap Recycling: Keeping It Clean

Follow these simple tips to avoid odors and fruit flies when composting food scraps. Inside: Tips for Your Kitchen Container • Use a kitchen container with a tight-fitting lid and/or a carbon filter. • Put food scraps in a compostable bag, paper bag or wrap the food scraps in newspaper and store in the freezer until […]


You Can Be a Compost Contest Winner

Chloe from Green Lake was the first respondent to correctly answer Friday’s Trivia question: The average King County household throws out 477 pounds of food waste a year! Chloe will receive a MaxAir Kitchen Container and 25-pack of compostable bags from BioBag. Stay tuned for this Friday’s trivia question to win, or post a picture […]


Prevent Flooding This Storm Season: Adopt a Drain

Don’t let fall rainstorms flood your street. Help clear your local storm drain of leaves and other debris by adopting your local storm drain. Every autumn Seattle Public Utilities faces a big job keeping storm drains clear – there are over 70,000 of them around the city! Remember to clear your drain only if it […]


Friday Trivia Contest

Win a Max Air Compost Container and a 25-pack of BioBag Compostable Bags! Post the answer to the trivia question below on our Facebook page or Tweet the answer with the hashtag #RecycleMore. The first 5 correct answers will win! Today’s Trivia Question: How many pounds of food does the average family in King County throw away each year? […]


Discounted Compostable Bags: Food Scrap Recycling Made Easier

Bartell’s BioBag Sale Ends Sept. 30 Recent surveys show that more than 4 out of 5 Seattleites regularly put their food scraps and food-soiled paper in the yard waste cart. Vegetable and fruit trimmings, meat, fish, poultry scraps, bones, plate scrapings, egg shells, coffee grounds, paper towels and napkins – even pizza delivery boxes – […]


Watch story of city’s amazing drinking water

Seattle Channel documentary details how safe, clean, mountain fresh water gets to your tap Seattle is fortunate to be one of only five major cities in the nation with an unfiltered drinking water supply. Recognizing the rarity of this natural resource, Emmy Award-winning production company, Fidget Films, has produced an independent documentary to educate and […]


How Do You Compost?

How do you compost your food scraps? Post a photo on our Facebook page or Tweet with the hashtag #RecycleMore and you could win a 25-pack of BioBag compostable bags! One winner will be picked each day in September. Bartell Drugs, Biobag, King County and the City of Seattle want to help make composting easy with kitchen food scrap […]


Normal Solid Waste Collection for Labor Day Holiday

Seattle garbage, food and yard waste and recycling collections will be on normal schedule for Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 1. Seattle Public Utilities customers should place their containers out for collection by 7 a.m. to ensure collection. Customers can report a missed garbage, yard waste or recycling collection after 6 p.m. on the day it […]