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Composting 101: What can’t I put in my cart?

Do I need to take the labels off my fruit before composting them? YES. Those cute little stickers on your oranges and apples are made of plastic and don’t break down into compost, so peel them off before putting your apple cores and orange peels in the food and yard waste cart.

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Can I recycle Styrofoam?

NO. Seattle residents cannot recycle styrofoam in their curbside recycling containers. Ask your local mail house to see if they’ll reuse foam packaging, or you can take it to Styro Recycle in Renton. Lots of other items that can’t be recycled in your recycling cart can be reused or recycled at locations

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Final Weekend to Get Free Compost

Hurry! Compost Days Ends April 15 Grab your coupon and head to a participating Compost Days retailer by April 15, and you'll receive a free bag compost when you buy two bags! For every coupon redeemed and every bag donated, Cedar Grove will donate a bag to local food-growing gardens managed by Seattle Tilth’s

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Report illegal dumping now on Find It, Fix It mobile app

Seattle smartphone users can now report illegal dumping and streetlight outages with the city’s Find It, Fix It app. The app – launched last summer – allows city residents to report problems and make their neighborhoods more livable. It takes advantage of technology available on mobile devices, including geographic awareness, to give

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Stencil Storm Drains in Your Neighborhood – We’ll Help!

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, paint out graffiti, or remove invasive plants, in your community. All Spring Clean projects are on public property. Volunteers receive free

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Kitchen Compost Kit Sale Ends April 15

Stop by your local Fred Meyer now through April 15th for great deals on kitchen compost containers and compostable bags with discounts up to 30 percent off! Part of Compost Days, you can also get a free bag of Cedar Grove Compost when you by two bags. Just download a coupon. For every coupon

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FREE Auto Leaks Class! Try Our New Shoreline Location

You won’t get your hands dirty when you attend a FREE Auto Leaks Class – a $125 value! But you will get your car inspected, discover if you have any leaks, and find out how much repairs cost BEFORE you go to the mechanic. A leaky car isn’t a reliable car.  Plus it’s harmful

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Downtown Utilities Service Desk Has Moved

Check out the new location of our walk-in Utilities Service Desk. We’ve moved from the 27th floor of Seattle Municipal Tower to a street-level location at 700 5th Avenue, downtown. Enjoy the same great services: At a more convenient and accessible location. Utility experts to solve service issues. Make payments to your

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Ballard Big Garden Give This Saturday

Last year, Seattle residents helped divert 125,000 tons of food, food-soiled paper and yard debris from landfills through composting. To celebrate this achievement, Compost Days is offering deep discounts on Cedar Grove Compost, kitchen food scrap containers and compostable bags. Save on all varieties of Cedar Grove Compost and give back by

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Big Garden Give

Last year, Seattle residents helped divert 125,000 tons of food, food-soiled paper and yard debris from landfills through composting. To celebrate this achievement, Compost Days is offering deep discounts on Cedar Grove Compost, kitchen food scrap containers and compostable bags. This year, Compost Days will also contribute compost to local gardens with

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