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Love Composting? Enter Contest

Did you know that in Seattle on any given week more than half of subscribers are putting their food and yard waste carts out for collection and that 3 out of every 4 carts have food scraps in them? Composting is big in Seattle! What better way to express this… [ Keep reading ]

Prescription Drugs Gathered at Event

The Seattle Police Department collected 435 pounds of prescription drugs as part of the first national drug take-back event. You can still return medicines that are not controlled substances, such as narcotics, to any Group Health location in Washington state, and select Bartell Drugs pharmacies around Puget Sound anytime throughout… [ Keep reading ]

What’s Your Score?

The Where Does It Go? Recycling Game has been played more than 10,000 times this year. Answers revealed that there is always more to learn about how to recycle correctly. Cross-cut shredded paper:  51% thought it should be put in the recycling bin. It should be mixed with food and… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle’s Rooftops Turning Green

Half of new commercial structures here are now designed with planted rooftops The Emerald City is living up to its name, according to a new study which found that half of all new commercial structures here are designed with planted rooftops. With 62 green roofs already built—359,375 square feet, about… [ Keep reading ]

Leaks Equal Lost Dollars

Finding and fixing leaks is an easy way to save money on utility bills. Leaky toilets, faucets, and outdoor watering systems can add up to hundreds of dollars and waste thousands of gallons of water each year. Of all the leaks in the home, toilet leaks are the most frequent,… [ Keep reading ]

Water Restored in Greenwood

Water has been restored to residences on North 78th Street between Greenwood Avenue North and Fremont Avenue North. Crews have finished repairs to an eight inch water main. If customers experience discolored water when they turn on their faucets, they should follow these steps: Run cold water for a few minutes through a… [ Keep reading ]

Water Outage in Greenwood

Seattle Public Utilities crews have shut off water on North 78th Street between Greenwood Avenue North and Fremont Avenue North to repair an eight inch water main. Fifty-four services are affected by the shutoff. At this stage we do not have an estimate as to when the water will be restored.

National Drug Take-Back Day Sept. 25

Program Offers Safe Way to Get Unneeded Drugs Out of Your Medicine Cabinet

$100,000 Neighborhood Recycling Rewards

Seattle Public Utilities, CleanScapes and Waste Management are offering $100,000 in prizes to help businesses and residents reduce waste and recycle more in their neighborhoods. Learn how you can earn some green by making your neighborhood greener!

Become a Salmon Watcher

It’s almost that time of year again, when salmon make their way home to spawn and renew their life cycle. The more eyes watching, the better! Salmon Watchers spend 15 minutes twice a week during the fall observing Seattle creeks, counting the returning salmon. The data collected are used by… [ Keep reading ]