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Seattle 56, Denver 14

Some fans talk trash. Others recycle it. Seattle businesses and residents recycled and composted more than 56 percent of their waste last year. Denver recycled just 14 percent. As the Seattle fans prepare for this Sunday’s rematch against their Super Bowl rivals, Seattle Public Utilities offers the 12th Man some tips to help make the clean up of […]

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Don’t Drip and Drive. Fix That 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 www.seattle.gov/FixMyCar. Choose from these dates at South Seattle College in West […]

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Composting Has Never Been Easier. Get Your Discounts!

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 – […]

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Recycle Your Old Clothes

Clothes, Shoes & Linens Wanted:  The Good, the Bad and the Ugly From Old Clothes to New Products Do you toss damaged clothes, shoes and household linens into the trash because you think they can’t be donated? We’ve got great news: items that aren’t reusable can be recycled into industrial wiping cloths, carpet padding, insulation […]

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Food: Too Good to Waste

Whether it’s moldy cheese, slimy lettuce, or long lost leftovers in the back of the fridge, chances are you’ve wasted food this week. And you’re not alone. In a recent study, Seattle households estimate that about 1/3 of all food scraps they throw out could be avoided. That rotten apple isn’t the only thing going […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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