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Archive for December, 2009

Holiday Season Left You with Old Electronics?

Seattle Public Utilities will pick up and recycle TVs, computers and other electronic items from your curb for a $20 fee. Call (206) 684-3000 to request an electronics collection. Apartment residents should contact their building manager to arrange for electronics collection. Looking for a free option? Contact www.ecyclewashington.org or 1-800-RECYCLE for computer and TV drop-off […]

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You Could Be Losing Dollars from a Leaky Toilet

A toilet that“keeps running” after you flush can waste thousands of gallons of water a year. Toilet leaks can range from small to large, constant or random. Many are even silent. Even a small, silent leak can easily waste $50 per year in water and sewer costs. Large leaks can waste much more. Fortunately, most […]

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Make Sound Car Maintenance Decisions and Save!

Oil and Water Don’t Mix! Every year oil and other automotive fluids find their way to Puget Sound and other waterways, hurting wildlife and habitat. What’s the solution? Properly maintain your automobile. We’re here to help. Car maintenance coupons Save money while you make the best decisions for your car and the environment. Visit our […]

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No Solid Waste Collections on New Year’s Day

No garbage, food and yard waste or recycling collections are scheduled in Seattle on New Year’s Day, Friday, Jan. 1, 2010. Friday collections will occur on Saturday, Jan. 2. Please be sure to have your containers available by 7 a.m., to ensure collection. Both of the city’s recycling and disposal stations will be closed on […]

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Free Tree Recycling Dec. 26 – Jan. 10

Seattle residents who subscribe to curbside food and yard waste collection can put their trees and greens out on their regular collection day at no extra charge from Dec. 26, 2009 to Jan. 10, 2010. Trees should be cut into sections of six feet long or shorter, with branches trimmed to less than four feet to […]

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No Solid Waste Collections on Christmas Day

No garbage, food and yard waste or recycling collections are scheduled in Seattle on Friday, Dec. 25. Friday collections will occur on Saturday, Dec. 26. Please be sure to have your containers available by 7 a.m., to ensure collection. Customers can report a missed garbage, food and yard waste or recycling collection after 6 p.m. […]

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Cold Arctic Air Forecast for Several More Days; Protect Your Pipes Now

With the National Weather Service forecasting continued freezing weather for much of this week, Seattle Public Utilities is advising residents of actions they can take to prevent burst pipes and costly repairs.  SPU says freezing temperatures often results in broken pipes, flooding and damage to private property. That can mean huge repair bills for property […]

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Help Trim Seattle’s Holiday Wasteline

 Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) offers simple tips to reduce your impact on the environment this holiday season: Recycle at the curb! Cardboard boxes and wrapping paper are recyclable, even with some tape. Plastic ribbons and wrap are NOT RECYCLABLE. Consider reusing ribbons for next year’s presents. Clean and empty paper and plastic cups as well as […]

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Snoqualmie Tribe Presents Canoe to Education Center

On November 18, Snoqualmie carver John Mullen paddled a “Lake Canoe” across Rattlesnake Lake and presented it to the Watershed Services Division staff. The canoe is carved from a solid cedar log, which was salvaged from the South Fork Tolt Watershed. The tribe carved the canoe, which will be permanently displayed at the Cedar River […]

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