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Bulk Compost Giveaway Events 2018

What’s the result of keeping your food waste out of the garbage? Rich, fertile compost! When you throw food scraps in the garbage, you break the natural cycle of food returning to the soil—creating more greenhouse gases. Composting transforms your food scraps into nutrient dense soil that will help grow more food.   Stop by […]

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Spring Clean 2018

Spring is here! And with it comes Spring Clean, a community cleanup program supported by Seattle Public Utilities. Spring Clean, now in its 32nd year, runs from April 1 through May 31. During this time, Seattle residents—neighbors, volunteer groups, community organizations—come together to keep Seattle clean and vibrant. Activities include picking up litter, stenciling storm […]

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Neighborhood Recycling Events: Spring 2018

Do you have appliances, household goods, clothes, or electronics taking up space in your home? Drop them off for free at a Neighborhood Recycling and Reuse event! Items in good condition will be donated for reuse and others will be recycled. Don’t forget to look at the list off accepted items for each event before […]

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NW 95th Street and 8th Avenue NW intersection closed for emergency sewer repair work

A contractor for Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is completing an emergency sewer repair at the intersection of NW 95th Street and 8th Avenue NW. A maintenance hole in the intersection degraded and the sewer pipes connected to the maintenance hole were damaged. Currently the contractor is working on repairing the maintenance hole. This work requires […]

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North Transfer Station Open House Feb. 10

You’re invited! Please join us on Saturday, February 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to celebrate the opening of Seattle’s North Transfer Station Community Education Room and Reuse Donation Center. Completed in Fall 2016, the North Transfer Station (NTS) combines many features—like solar panels, a sports court, and more—that take the facility beyond “a […]

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Waste-Free Communities Matching Grant

The beginning of every year brings new—or renewed—determination to “do good.” Seattle Public Utilities has an exciting opportunity to “do good” for the environment, public health, and our communities. To kick off 2018, we’re thrilled to announce that applications for our new Waste-Free Communities Matching Grant are now open! Waste prevention means creating less waste by […]

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New Year, New Resolutions

Ah, the beginning of a brand-new year. Hope and determination fill the crisp January air as people take pause from the (wonderfully) chaotic holidays to set new goals for the year ahead. Have you gotten started on resolutions for 2018, or are you more like Calvin (left photo)? Here are some ideas to help kick […]

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Recycle Your Holidays

Now that Christmas has passed, we bet you’re looking around at wrapping paper, bows, bubble wrap, and even your Christmas tree thinking, “Wait a minute, what do I do with all of this stuff?” We’ve got you covered. Find out how to recycle or reuse common holiday items below.     Batteries: All types of […]

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Holidays bringing disruptions in Seattle solid waste collections

One day delay in solid waste collections will follow Christmas, New Year’s Day SEATTLE — Due to back-to-back Monday holidays, all garbage, food and yard waste, and recycling in Seattle will be delayed by one day for a duration of two weeks starting Monday, Dec. 25, 2017. There will be no solid waste collection on […]

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Waste-Free Holidays

On average, Americans produce 25% more waste during the holiday season. Between gifts, cards, and big family meals, it’s easy to see why so much is thrown away. Here are a few helpful pointers on how you can do your part to reduce holiday waste this year. Gift ideas This holiday season, consider giving experiences […]

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