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$75 Rebates on Toilets

Toilets are a household’s biggest water user — old, leaky models can impact your utility bill. Consider replacing them with our help! For a limited time, customers who replace their old, water-guzzling toilets (made before 2004) with new WaterSense Premium models get a $75 rebate! • Qualifying Toilet Models • Toilet Retailers Learn more at or by calling 206-684-SAVE […]


Apartment and Condo Residents: Become Composting Champions

Seattle’s recycling program is world class and composting food waste is the key ingredient. You can tip the balance. If your apartment or condo does not have a food and yard waste cart or you want improvement, Seattle Public Utilities offers free resources: Friends Of Recycling And Composting (FORC) Program: A one-time $100 rebate, and […]


Safe Disposal of Household Hazardous Waste

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! […]


Keep Trash Out of Toilet

Even paper towels, facial tissue, and cotton swabs contribute to clogs Do you live in Seattle? Do you use a toilet? Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is asking residents to think twice before flushing anything but toilet paper or human waste. Flushing anything else can cause clogging of expensive equipment, flooding, and overflow of raw sewage […]


Prevent Flooding In Your Neighborhood

Don’t let fall rainstorms flood your street. Help clear your local storm drain of leaves and other debris by adopting your local storm drain. Every autumn Seattle Public Utilities faces a big job keeping storm drains clear – there are over 70,000 of them around the city! Remember to clear your drain only if it […]


Recycle that Old Kid’s Car Seat – Sunday, September 28

Have a kid’s car seat you don’t need? Want to share it with a family in need or make sure that it gets recycled? CoolMom, Zero Waste Washington, WestSide Baby, and Total Reclaim are partnering in collecting car seats for recycling and reuse at the Sustainable Ballard Festival on September 28. Their last event in 2013 resulted in more than […]


Hurry! BioBag Sale Ends Soon

It’s not garbage anymore! Vegetable and fruit trimmings, meat, fish, poultry scraps, bones, plate scrapings, egg shells, coffee grounds, paper towels and napkins – even pizza delivery boxes – all can be composted in your yard waste cart. Food scrap containers and compostable bags can make kitchen food scrap collection clean and easy. Now through […]


Seattle 56, Denver 14

Some fans talk trash. Others recycle it. Seattle businesses and residents recycled and composted more than 56 percent of their waste last year. Denver recycled just 14 percent. As the Seattle fans prepare for this Sunday’s rematch against their Super Bowl rivals, Seattle Public Utilities offers the 12th Man some tips to help make the clean up of […]


Don’t Drip and Drive. Fix That Leak!

Attend a FREE Auto Leaks Workshop – a $125 value! Get your car inspected by a certified mechanic. Find out if you have any leaks and identify the source of the leaks. A leaky car isn’t reliable, and it’s harmful to the Puget Sound. Learn more at Choose from these dates at South Seattle College in West […]


Composting Has Never Been Easier. Get Your Discounts!

Bartell’s BioBag Sale Ends Sept. 30 Recent surveys show that more than 4 out of 5 Seattleites regularly put their food scraps and food-soiled paper in the yard waste cart. Vegetable and fruit trimmings, meat, fish, poultry scraps, bones, plate scrapings, egg shells, coffee grounds, paper towels and napkins – even pizza delivery boxes – […]