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Keep Trash Out of Toilet

Even paper towels, facial tissue, and cotton swabs contribute to clogs Do you live in Seattle? Do you use a toilet? Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is asking residents to think twice before flushing anything but toilet paper or human waste. Flushing anything else can cause clogging of expensive equipment, flooding, and overflow of raw sewage […]

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Prevent Flooding In Your Neighborhood

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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Recycle that Old Kid’s Car Seat – Sunday, September 28

Have a kid’s car seat you don’t need? Want to share it with a family in need or make sure that it gets recycled? CoolMom, Zero Waste Washington, WestSide Baby, and Total Reclaim are partnering in collecting car seats for recycling and reuse at the Sustainable Ballard Festival on September 28. Their last event in 2013 resulted in more than […]

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Hurry! BioBag Sale Ends Soon

It’s not garbage anymore! Vegetable and fruit trimmings, meat, fish, poultry scraps, bones, plate scrapings, egg shells, coffee grounds, paper towels and napkins – even pizza delivery boxes – all can be composted in your yard waste cart. Food scrap containers and compostable bags can make kitchen food scrap collection clean and easy. Now through […]

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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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