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Archive for February, 2016

FAQ: Why is my water bill higher than usual?

Answer: You might have a leak. Your water bill is based on the amount of water that is used in your home. Seattle Public Utilities’ inspectors determine your water usage by reading the water meter outside your property. If your water bill is higher than usual, you may have a leak. Some leaks are obvious–that kitchen faucet that won’t […]

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FAQ: How can I help my produce stay fresher longer?

Answer: So many choices! Properly storing your produce can make it last longer, prevent food waste, and save you money. -Store bananas away from other produce (they give off a lot of ethylene gas and make other fruits ripen faster than they would on their own). -Keep apples in the fridge (they keep ripening even after they’re picked, so […]

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FAQ: My garbage wasn’t picked up! How do I report that?

Answer: There are a couple of options House Residents: If you’re near a computer or a smartphone, you can report a missed garbage, food and yard waste, or recycling collection online after 5:00 pm on the day it was missed. You can also call us at (206) 684-3000. Building Owners/Managers: Apartment and condo owners/ managers […]

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FAQ: What should I do with my empty prescription bottles?

Answer: Empty prescription bottles go in the garbage Prescription bottle plastic is too brittle to be recycled, so used bottles should be tossed in the garbage. What about leftover medicine? Medicines in the home are a leading cause of accidental poisoning and flushed or trashed medicines can end up polluting our waters. To prevent misuse and pollution, dispose […]

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