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Keep Fats, Oils, and Grease Out of Your Drain!

Q:        What is F.O.G.? A:        Fats, Oils, and Grease (F.O.G.) is found in common food and food ingredients such as meat, fish, butter, cooking oil, mayonnaise, gravies, sauces and food scraps.  Q:        Why is F.O.G. a problem? A:        F.O.G. can build up in your private side sewer or in the… [ Keep reading ]

Get Help Painting Out Graffiti in Your Neighborhood

Seattle Public Utilities’ Red Wagon Paint Out Program will provide you with free materials to remove unsightly graffiti on private property in your neighborhood. Supplies provided include: latex paint, paint rollers, roller screen and bucket, gloves, cleanup rags and safety vest. The program supports volunteers conducting one-time paint outs of… [ Keep reading ]

Go Paperless with Your Utility Bill

Stop receiving a paper bill in the mail. You’ll use less paper and save time. Electronic billing is available for all utility customers. Customers create a user ID and password and receive new bill e-mail alerts. You can make single or automatic payments with a credit card or bank account and archive… [ Keep reading ]

Don’t Know How to Dispose of Something?

Disposing of trash can often be difficult. Does something go in recycling, food and yard waste, or the garbage? From what to do with your aerosol cans to your ziplock bags, you have resource in Seattle Public Utilities’ Look It Up! tool. You’ll learn the best, safest, and most environmentally… [ Keep reading ]

Got Game? Test Your Recycling Knowledge

Seattleites of all ages now have a fun way to learn how to dispose of waste in their homes. Play the Where Does It Go? Recycling Game and put your knowledge to the test. See how fast you can correctly sort your food and yard waste, recycling, or garbage into the… [ Keep reading ]

Put Cash in Your Pocket When You Buy a Washer

Depending on the model you purchase, refunds of $50, $75, or $100 are available when you purchase your next washer. The WashWise Clothes Washer Rebate Program provides Seattle Public Utilities and Seattle City Light customers rebates when they purchase qualified resource-saving clothes washers.  In addition to the rebate your machine will… [ Keep reading ]

Don’t Dump Compact Fluorescents in the Garbage

These days many people are using compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) as an energy-saving alternative to traditional incandescent bulbs. CFLs use one-quarter less energy than incandescent bulbs and are safe to use. CFLs do contain mercury, which can be harmful when they are disposed of improperly. Mercury is not released unless… [ Keep reading ]

Save More than Just a Trip to the Transfer Station

Often when people have a bulky item they want to get rid of, like old furniture and appliances, they first think of going to the dump to get rid of it.  Did you know that you can have your bulky item picked up curbside? The cost could be the same… [ Keep reading ]

Tips for Preventing Local Flooding

With more rain forecast in Seattle for the coming week, here are four tips to help you prevent localized flooding in your neighborhood: Rake a drain. One of the best ways to protect your property is keeping drains clear of leaves and other debris. Completely remove leaves and debris from… [ Keep reading ]

It Pays for Businesses to Recycle

Seattle businesses with a commercial garbage account through one of the city’s solid waste contractors are eligible for the free two-cart recycling service. Also, when you separate materials for recycling, your garbage container will likely be less full. Don’t pay to have empty space hauled away! Instead, ask your garbage… [ Keep reading ]