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Archive for February, 2011

Less Going in Tenants’ Garbage

The City of Seattle recently passed a law requiring all apartments and condos to provide food and yard waste collection to their tenants in 2011. Thirty percent of Seattle’s landfill is made up of food waste. Why waste a good thing? Property managers can sign their apartment or condo up for food and yard waste […]

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Grow Your Own Food

Seattle has a new guide to growing vegetables in the city. Growing Food in the City (PDF) shows you how to increase your garden’s bounty while helping you conserve water and keep pesticides out of local waterways. Ideal for beginner gardeners, the guide shows you how to build raised beds, grow food in containers, use […]

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Normal Collection on Friday

Most of Seattle’s garbage, food and yard waste and recycling collections were collected today, despite icy conditions in some neighborhoods. If your materials were not picked up by 5 pm today, please contact 206-684-3000 or go online to report a missed collection. Seattle Public Utilities is advising customers to treat Friday as a normal day […]

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Normal Garbage Pickup Set for Thursday

Customers Asked to Set Garbage, Recycling, Food/Yard Waste Out by 7 am Although weather forecasters are still calling for overnight snow, Seattle Public Utilities is advising customers to treat Thursday as a normal day for garbage, recycling, and food/yard waste collection. Please put your garbage, recycling, and food/yard waste out by 7 am to ensure […]

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Win a Kitchen Compost Bin

Corey’s Compost Question of the Week: Who is your favorite compostable mascot? – The California Raisins – The M&M’s candies – Charlie the Tuna – Corey the Compostable Apple Core – Other E-mail us your choice by Friday, February 25 and be entered to win. Or, suggest your own! Check in regularly for weekly drawings. Become […]

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Normal Pickup Despite Chance of Snow

Customers Asked to Set Garbage, Recycling, Food/Yard Waste Out by 7 am With snow and slush in the overnight forecast, Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is advising customers to treat Wednesday as a normal day for garbage, recycling, and food/yard waste collection. Please put your garbage, recycling, and food/yard waste out by 7 am to ensure […]

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Know Your SPU Employee

On occasion, Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) employees will visit a private residence to post notices and verify or correct a problem. It is rare for an SPU employee to come to a home without an appointment. SPU customers can expect that if we come to your door we will: Show you our City of Seattle-issued […]

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Trash Study Findings In

Over 75% of waste reached recycling facilities In August 2009, a team of researchers from the Senseable City Lab in the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning embarked on project to track the journey of 3,000 items of waste as they moved through Seattle’s disposal system. The goal of the project, called Trash Track, […]

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Join Bert and Evelyn on Facebook

Bert the Salmon and Evelyn the Envelope are now on Facebook. Bert and Evelyn will give you tips on how to improve your recycling and composting and preserve the quality of our water and natural environment for future generations. “Join us today,” says Bert. “You’ll also learn about coupons and other money saving tips and […]

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Win a Kitchen Compost Bin

Corey’s Compost Question of the Week: Which of the following would you rather put in your kitchen food scrap container to compost instead of eat? – Fruitcake – Oysters – Broccoli – Escargot Pick your favorite compostable by Friday, February 18 and be entered to win. Or, suggest your own! Check in regularly for weekly drawings. […]

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