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Archive for November, 2012

Video Captures City’s Efforts to Clean up the Duwamish

City inspectors are hard at work keeping contamination out of the Lower Duwamish Waterway. The Waterway is a treasure for recreation, fishing, tribal culture and commerce. It is also slated for cleanup under the federal Superfund cleanup program. That means it’s important to keep contamination out of stormwater so it doesn’t wind up in the […]

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What’s in your emergency kit? Send pictures and win!

Are you ready for storm season? Every household should have an emergency preparedness kit with at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food and water. To encourage residents to prepare for winter, we want to see what you have in your kit. Send us a picture of the most creative item in your emergency kit: whether it’s […]

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Ask the Mayor: Live tonight

Mayor Mike McGinn will sit down with Seattle Channel host Brian Callanan for Ask the Mayor on Wednesday, November 28 from 7-8 pm. Hear what he has to say about the recently passed city budget. Plus learn about his plans to beef up downtown police patrols during the shopping season and to provide more resources to our […]

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December 15: Free Auto Leaks Class ($45 Value)

Fix that leak! Oil and water don’t mix! Get Signed Up! Join the experts at South Seattle Community College’s Automotive Technology Program December 15 for a FREE Auto Leaks Class. It’s a $45 value. Learn more about your car. We’ll put it up on a lift, see if you have any leaks, and show you […]

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Holiday Cooking Horror: Avoid Sewer Backups

Don’t ruin your holidays with a sewer backup into your home. Remember that Fats, Oil and Grease (FOG) from food preparation can wreck the holiday spirit by clogging up your home’s side sewer. Always dispose of them in the trash rather than down the drain. For more info, check out A Side Sewer Saga video. Composting food scraps […]

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Don’t Leave Hazardous Waste Lying Around This Winter

Whether you spent your summer camping, gardening, painting or doing other home improvement projects, you likely have some leftover household hazardous waste. Keep your family and pets safe—don’t leave unused propane, paint thinner or pesticides lying around the house this winter. Dispose of it properly at no charge at any local household hazardous waste (HHW) facility HHW […]

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What’s in your emergency kit? Send pictures and win!

Are you ready for storm season? Every household should have an emergency preparedness kit with at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food and water. To encourage residents to prepare for winter, we want to see what you have in your kit. Send us a picture of the most creative item in your emergency kit: […]

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No Solid Waste Collections for Thanksgiving Day

Recycling and Disposal stations closed Thursday, November 22 No garbage, food and yard waste or recycling collections are scheduled in Seattle on Thursday, November 22. Collections scheduled for Thursday will occur on Friday, and Friday collections will occur on Saturday due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Please be sure to have your containers out by 7 […]

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November 15 is America Recycles Day

Tips to reduce your waste. Seattle residents and businesses are known for their leadership in recycling. Last year, the city diverted a record 55.4 percent of its annual generated waste from the landfill through recycling and composting. “Seattle residents and businesses recycle because it’s a smart and easy thing to do to support a healthy […]

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Keep the Chill Out! Prepare Your Pipes for Winter

Each winter, homes are damaged due to water pipes that freeze and burst. By taking a few simple precautions, you can help save yourself from the mess, money and headaches of burst frozen pipes. Before the Cold Hits Insulate pipes in your home’s crawl spaces, basement and attic. Exposed pipes are more susceptible to freezing. The more […]

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