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Normal Garbage Pickup Friday

No New Year’s Day Collections SEATTLE—Regular solid waste pickup in Seattle is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, New Year’s Eve. There will be no collections on New Year’s Day,  Saturday. Please put your materials out by 7 a.m. Friday to ensure pickup. Look up your collection day here: http://www2.cityofseattle.net/util/services/calendar/lookup.asp,… [ Keep reading ]

Sorting Out Takeout

All takeout and fast food containers now must be compostable or recyclable. It’s a big change and requires a little thought before you dump your tray, so here are three suggestions to help you sort the packaging: All paper napkins and paper towels go in compost. All empty paper hot… [ Keep reading ]

Customers Crazy About Compost

Seattle Public Utilities received more than 600 responses to our recent food and yard waste customer survey. Here’s what you have to say! More than 85 percent of surveyed residents are very satisfied with their food and yard waste service. 96 percent of residents use their carts to compost their… [ Keep reading ]

Normal Garbage Pickup Set for Wednesday Despite Chance of Snow

With a slight chance of snow and icy streets in the overnight forecast, Seattle Public Utilities is advising customers to treat Wednesday as a normal day for garbage, recycling, and food/yard waste collection. Please put your materials out by 7 am to ensure pickup. You can look up your collection… [ Keep reading ]

Old Electronics after Holidays?

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… [ Keep reading ]

Normal Garbage Collection This Week

Recycling and Disposal Stations Closed Jan 1 / Free Tree Recycling Through Jan. 9 SEATTLE — The City of Seattle’s North Recycling and Disposal Station in the Fremont/Wallingford area and the South Recycling and Disposal Station in the South Park area will be closed on New Year’s Day, January 1,… [ Keep reading ]

Christmas Light Recycling Locations

Do you have a pile of burned-out Christmas lights? Are you replacing your traditional light strands with energy-efficient LED (light-emitting diode) lights? This holiday season, don’t throw out your old light strands. Recycle them! Holiday light recycling programs take your old strands and recycle the copper wire inside them. The… [ Keep reading ]

Have a Question? Ask Evelyn

For many folks winter is a great time to have a fire, but what do you do with the ashes? Q. Can I put ash in my yard waste cart? A. No. Bag the ash and put it in your garbage can. Not sure if it’s garbage, recycling or compostable?… [ Keep reading ]

FREE Holiday Greens Recycling

Recycling and Disposal Stations Closed Christmas, New Year’s Day The City of Seattle’s North Recycling and Disposal Station in the Fremont/Wallingford area and the South Recycling and Disposal Station in the South Park area will be closed on Christmas Day, December 25, and on New Year’s Day, January 1. Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

Help Trim Seattle’s Holiday Wasteline

According to the EPA, household garbage in the United States generally jumps 25 percent between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day – about one million extra tons of waste goes to the landfill. Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) suggests easy action steps to reduce your impact on the environment this holiday season:… [ Keep reading ]