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Bowl Game Leftovers Make Super Compost

With many Super Bowl parties planned for this Sunday, Seattle Public Utilities reminds residents that they can score a touchdown for the environment by placing all their leftovers in their food and yard waste carts.

All food items now go in food and yard waste carts, including chicken bones, pizza boxes, cheese, ribs, sub sandwiches, potato chips, napkins, fruits and veggies. More than 30 percent of Seattle’s landfill is made up of food waste.

You can enjoy the game and do something good for the environment this Super Bowl Sunday simply by putting all your leftover food and snacks in your food and yard waste cart. These items will be turned into compost for use on local parks and gardens.

Now collected weekly, curbside compost collection has never been easier. Last year, Seattle diverted more than 60,000 tons of food and yard waste from the landfill and turned it into compost.