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Free Garden Classes Begin April 3

SEATTLE —Savvy Gardener classes and events scheduled for this April are welcome news for gardening aficionados, as well as for those whose thumbs aren’t quite so green. Starting on April 3, Savvy Gardener classes at local nurseries and gardens will focus on the popular topics of native plants and food… [ Keep reading ]

NEW: Apartment/Condo Conservation E-News

Sign up for the City of Seattle’s new Apartment/Condo Conservation E-News, where you can learn about discounts, offers, tips and advice for Seattle multi-family customers.  

New Transfer Station Open House

Join Seattle Public Utilities staff and your neighbors to learn about the design for the new solid waste transfer station in South Park. Materials and information will be available in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese. When: Wednesday, March 31, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Where: South Park Community Center, 8319 8th… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle’s Current Water Supply: Good

Seattle Public Utilities will be blogging and tweeting about our water supply every Wednesday. During warmer months, water use increases as more residents are watering lawns and gardens. Please use water wisely. You’ll also save money on your utility bill. Peak residential water rates are in effect, beginning May 16… [ Keep reading ]

Not Filling Your Garbage Can?

Consider downsizing. More Seattleites are recycling and composting, and more items are now allowed in your recycling and food and yard waste carts. That means garbage cans are less full. Compare the rates. Savings may be in your future. Changing your can size is just a click away. You can… [ Keep reading ]

The Problem with Car Washing

When a car is washed on a paved surface, like in a driveway or in a parking lot, the soap, detergent, automotive fluids, oil, and roadway dirt that gets rinsed from the vehicle goes straight into nearby storm drains. These storm drains lead directly to lakes, streams, and bodies of… [ Keep reading ]

Sign Up for CurbWaste E-News

Want to get useful, up-to-the-minute information about water conservation, garbage, food and yard waste collection, recycling, creek stewardship, compost promotions, or neighborhood events? The latest news about Seattle Public Utilities in your e-mail inbox is just a click away. Become a subscriber to CurbWaste E-News today!

Combined Sewer Overflow Reduction Program

Water defines Seattle. It offers many benefits: recreational, commercial, and environmental. But polluted stormwater threatens the quality of our creeks, lakes, rivers, and Elliott Bay. Seattle Public Utilities is working to restore our waters – to protect property, human health, and the environment. What is a Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO)?… [ Keep reading ]

Save $200 on New Appliances

The Cash for Appliances Washington Program (PDF) is offering rebates on the purchase of new appliances. A $75 rebate is available for qualified refrigerators (PDF), and a $100 rebate is available for qualified clothes washers (PDF). Funds are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Even better news: the… [ Keep reading ]

Make Your Gardening Decisions With The Plant List

The first day of spring is just around the corner – Saturday, March 20. Many green thumbs will be visiting nurseries and picking out new plants for their gardens. Let Seattle Public Utilities give you a helping hand. Consult our publication The Plant List (PDF). This guide suggests 240 plants… [ Keep reading ]