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Sadly Torn, Badly Worn or Even Stained

You can give ALL your clothes, shoes and linens for reuse or recycling as long as they are not wet, mildewed, or soiled with hazardous materials. Damaged clothes and linens aren’t trash – they can have a second life as new products such as wiping rags; padding for carpet, mattresses and upholstery; and insulation material for automobiles and […]


South Park Tree Walk this Saturday

Join Seattle reLeaf’s Tree Ambassadors for a leisurely one-mile tour of some of South Park’s interesting and beautiful trees. Participants will learn about the importance of choosing the right tree for the right place. Spanish interpretation will be available. When: Saturday, February 21, 10 am – noon Where: Meet in front of the South Park […]


Compost Food: It’s Not Garbage Anymore!

Seattle no longer allows food and compostable paper, including paper napkins and paper towels, in the garbage. Already more than 300,000 single-family, multi-family and commercial establishments participate in Seattle’s food and yard waste program – diverting nearly 400,000 tons of food from the landfill through curbside food collection since 2005. We can do better! Seattle […]


Puget Sound Starts Here: Fix That Car 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 Seattle: March […]


Normal solid waste collections for Presidents’ Day holiday

Save time and a trip with bulky item collection Seattle food and yard waste, garbage and recycling collections will be on normal schedule for Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 16. Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) customers should place their containers out for collection by 7 a.m. to ensure collection. The South Transfer Station in the South Park area will […]


Find and Fix Leaks around the Home

Leaky toilets, indoor faucets, and outdoor faucets around your home could cost you up to $200 a year on your utility bill, and waste 10,000 gallons of water. Finding and fixing leaks is an easy way to save money and save water. Use these step-by-step videos to find and fix the most common household leaks: […]


Why do we send our garbage to Oregon?

Throughout our city’s history, Seattle has struggled to properly manage its waste. Garbage was burned or dumped in local ravines and Puget Sound. Dumps littered the Interbay, Montlake, Genesee, Haller Lake and South Park neighborhoods. In the 1980s, regional landfills filled up and were placed on the EPA’s Superfund cleanup list, causing the cost to […]


Get Rid of Hazardous Materials around Your House

Now is the time to get rid of all those unwanted toxic items in storage, like fluorescent lights, pool and spa supplies, propane tanks and other household hazardous products. Let us take care of that for you! We have two locations in Seattle where you can take these items and dispose of them for free, in a […]


Recycle Your Fluorescents at Over 200 Locations

A new state-wide recycling program – Light Recycle Washington – lets you drop off up to 10 fluorescent bulbs and tubes a day for free! Why recycle and not trash your old bulbs and tubes? Fluorescent lights contain a very small amount of mercury; however, millions of these lights are sold every year in Washington. Taken together, the […]


Seattle 56, New England 24

Some fans talk trash. Others recycle it. Seattle businesses and residents recycled and composted more than 56 percent of their waste last year. Boston recycled just 24 percent. As the Seattle Seahawks prepare for the Super Bowl this weekend against the New England Patriots, Seattle Public Utilities offers the 12th Man some tips to help make victory […]