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Watch: Why Seattle’s food waste doesn’t belong in the dump

An inside look at the huge amounts of food waste that are thrown in the trash The City of Seattle now requires that residents deposit food waste and other compostable items into their food and yard waste carts—but why? A new video – What a waste! Seattle’s food waste doesn’t belong in dump – looks […]


Spring Clean Your Neighborhood – Starts April 1

It’s time for Spring Clean, Seattle’s premier community cleanup event. Seattle Public Utilities invites you and your neighbors to participate April 1 – May 31. Help pick up litter, stencil storm drains, or paint out graffiti. All Spring Clean projects are on public property. Volunteers receive free litter cleanup bags, gloves, safety vests, and waste disposal […]


Test Your Knowledge of Disposal

It has been 2 months since the composting requirement has gone into effect and many are still struggling with the change. What’s recycle versus what’s compost? How about what just goes into the garbage? To further help with the transition let’s test your knowledge of the guidelines. 1. Raw Meat Trays          […]


Calling All Tree Lovers!

Seattle reLeaf is accepting applications for new Tree Ambassadors! Tree Ambassadors are volunteers who help nurture Seattle’s trees with the goal of caring for and growing the urban forest. Interested volunteers can choose from two options: Tree Walks: Tree Walks are fun, positive community events that engage neighbors with the trees surrounding them. Tree Ambassadors develop […]


Sadly Torn, Badly Worn or Even Stained

You can give ALL your clothes, shoes and linens for reuse or recycling as long as they are not wet, mildewed, or soiled with hazardous materials. Damaged clothes and linens aren’t trash – they can have a second life as new products such as wiping rags; padding for carpet, mattresses and upholstery; and insulation material for automobiles and […]


South Park Tree Walk this Saturday

Join Seattle reLeaf’s Tree Ambassadors for a leisurely one-mile tour of some of South Park’s interesting and beautiful trees. Participants will learn about the importance of choosing the right tree for the right place. Spanish interpretation will be available. When: Saturday, February 21, 10 am – noon Where: Meet in front of the South Park […]


Compost Food: It’s Not Garbage Anymore!

Seattle no longer allows food and compostable paper, including paper napkins and paper towels, in the garbage. Already more than 300,000 single-family, multi-family and commercial establishments participate in Seattle’s food and yard waste program – diverting nearly 400,000 tons of food from the landfill through curbside food collection since 2005. We can do better! Seattle […]


Puget Sound Starts Here: Fix That Car Leak!

Attend a FREE Auto Leaks Workshop – a $125 value! Get your car inspected by a certified mechanic. Find out if you have any leaks and identify the source of the leaks. A leaky car isn’t reliable, and it’s harmful to the Puget Sound. Learn more at Choose from these dates at South Seattle College in West Seattle: March […]


Normal solid waste collections for Presidents’ Day holiday

Save time and a trip with bulky item collection Seattle food and yard waste, garbage and recycling collections will be on normal schedule for Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 16. Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) customers should place their containers out for collection by 7 a.m. to ensure collection. The South Transfer Station in the South Park area will […]


Find and Fix Leaks around the Home

Leaky toilets, indoor faucets, and outdoor faucets around your home could cost you up to $200 a year on your utility bill, and waste 10,000 gallons of water. Finding and fixing leaks is an easy way to save money and save water. Use these step-by-step videos to find and fix the most common household leaks: […]