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Smart Irrigation Month 2017!

Finally, the month you’ve been waiting for all year: It’s Smart Irrigation Month! The Irrigation Association launched Smart Irrigation Month in 2005 to increase public awareness of the value of efficient water use. It’s a great opportunity for all of us to learn more about using water wisely. Being water-wise not only saves you money […]

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North Transfer Station closed July 4; all residential solid waste collection on normal schedule

Wallingford facility closure will reduce traffic. South Transfer Station will be open. The North Transfer station in Wallingford will be closed to decrease traffic in the neighborhood from the 4th of July event at Gasworks park.  The South Transfer station will be open for customers from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The South station is […]

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Tips for a safe and sustainable summer

Summer is here! Time for summer fun—backyard barbecues, beachside picnics, fireworks, and more. Whatever you’ve got planned, check out our tips to keep your summer safe and sustainable: How to dispose of barbecue coals Did you know that barbecue coals remain a fire hazard even after cooking is finished? Moving air can reignite barbecue coals, causing […]

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Public input sought for Seattle Public Utilities business plan

Process will guide utility service goals, investments, rates for next 6 years Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) and the Seattle City Council are asking for more public input into an updated business plan to guide the utility’s service goals, investments, and recommended rates for the next six years. Some 325,000 postcards inviting public comment on the […]

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Husky Neighborhood Clean Up

June is a busy month for students. From completing final exams and papers, graduating (or celebrating the accomplishments of another year), to moving out—there’s a lot to do! During this busy time, it is easy to get overwhelmed—especially with the moving process. Students may be tempted to abandon unwanted furniture, electronics, and other items on sidewalks […]

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Tool Libraries

Summer is coming, and you know what that means: project weather! Lots of DIY projects call for special tools – the kind you’ll use once and probably never again. Save money and reduce waste by borrowing instead of buying those one-time-use tools. Seattle has a number of neighborhood tool libraries where you can borrow just what […]

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Where Does it Go? Updated look-it-up tool

Ever wished that you had a cheat-sheet for sorting an item into the correct bin? “Hmm, I think this goes in the recycling bin. No… compost bin right? Or is does it go in the garbage?” Oh, boy. We understand that sorting can be confusing. That’s why we have materials available to help including flyers, videos, and a look-it-up tool. […]

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Spring Clean 2017

Believe it or not, Spring is here! And with it comes Spring Clean, Seattle’s premier community cleanup event. Spring Clean, now in its 31st year, runs from April 1 through May 31. During Spring Clean, Seattle residents participate in activities like picking up litter, stenciling storm drains to protect salmon from polluted water, painting out graffiti, […]

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Buy Wisely

Now in its third year, King County and Seattle Public Utilities’ Threadcycle program urges people to take used clothing items to one of the dozens of donation locations operated by nine partner organizations throughout Seattle and King County. Ripped, worn and stained clothes and linens, holey socks, and “singles” of items that are normally paired, […]

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Local residents junk some 40,000 tons of textiles yearly

But old clothes and linens aren’t garbage anymore—learn what you can do Ellen Pepin and her husband, Gregg Cato, are no strangers to their neighborhood donation center. “We live in a small house and things pile up quickly,” says Ellen, a communications specialist at Seattle Public Utilities. “We’re constantly trying to declutter—cleaning out the basement […]

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