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Archive for December, 2012

Don’t Forget! Compost Your Christmas Tree for Free

Seattle residents may compost Christmas trees and other holiday greens free of charge until January 13. At Recycling & Disposal Stations: Trees should not exceed eight feet in length and must be free of decoration so they can be turned into compost for local parks and gardens. Trunks should not exceed four inches in diameter. At the Curb: Food […]


Old Electronics? Free Recycling!

Many electronics, especially TVs and computers, contain toxic materials and are banned from the garbage, yard waste and curbside recycling containers. Seattle residents, have plenty of convenient and easy options for recycling their unwanted electronics. Contact or 1-800-RECYCLE for free computer and TV drop-off locations. Also visit for cell phone and fluorescent light bulb […]


How to Dispose of Holiday Household Hazardous Waste

There is usually some assembly required during that holiday season, and that sometimes involves batteries, CFL light bulbs and other household hazardous waste. Fluorescent bulbs and tubes, Ni-Cad and Lithium rechargeable and other batteries can be disposed of free of charge at Seattle’s Household Hazardous waste stations. Incandescent light bulbs, regular Christmas lights and alkaline […]


Wondering About Wildlife: Free Family Fun Day

Cedar River Watershed Education Center Thursday, December 27 Get outside and learn about the wildlife of the Cedar River Watershed through hands-on activities, crafts, wildlife presentations, and nature walks during the winter school break. Discover which wildlife communities live within Seattle’s largest protected watershed. When: Thursday December 27, 10 am – 3:00 pm All-day presentations […]


Ask the Mayor: Live tonight

Mayor Mike McGinn will sit down with Seattle Channel host Brian Callanan for Ask the Mayor on Wednesday, December 19 from 7-8 pm. They’ll be discussing current city issues. It’s quick and easy to bring your questions to the table. Call 206-684-8821 during the live show. Email: Submit a question online: Twitter: @SeattleChannel Facebook: Don’t miss this opportunity to be part […]


No solid waste collections Christmas, New Year’s Day

Recycling and disposal stations closed Dec. 25, Jan. 1 No garbage, food and yard waste or recycling collections are scheduled in Seattle on Tuesday, December 25 and Tuesday, January 1. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday collections will be collected one day later those weeks due to the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays. Please be […]


Find Us on Facebook: Like One of Our Pages

Find your interests in one of our Facebook pages. Bert the Salmon: If you are concerned about water quality, this site will give you tips on how to live a Puget Sound-friendly lifestyle, including coupons that will help you make choices that are right for our local environment. Find Bert at Cedar River Watershed Education Center: Discover […]


Plastics Unwrapped Opens Dec. 20

                Only 50 years ago, we hardly used plastics. How did they go from being rare to being everywhere? Plastics Unwrapped, a new exhibit from the Burke Museum, explores how material culture was changed—rapidly and perhaps permanently—by plastics. Learn what life was like before plastics, how they are […]


Too Much Recycling?

Are paper, plastic, cardboard and metal filling up your recycling cart? Are you wondering what to do with recyclables that can’t fit? Seattle residents can recycle unlimited amounts of recyclables for free! If you have too many recyclables to fit in your recycling cart, put them in sturdy bins, boxes or 32-gallon cans next to […]


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 […]

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