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Tomorrow is Free Compost Friday

Cedar Grove Composting and Seattle Public Utilities will kick off Compost Days tomorrow, Friday, April 1 with a free giveaway of 500 bags of compost to Seattle residents. City of Seattle residents can pick up one (1) free bag of compost starting at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 1, 2011,… [ Keep reading ]

Compost Days April 1-30

We heard you! Thanks to the hundreds of Seattle residents who responded to our recent food and yard waste customer survey. Here’s what you have to say: More than 85% of surveyed residents are very satisfied with their food and yard waste service. 96% of resident use their carts to… [ Keep reading ]

What’s Your High Score?

Play our online recycling game to win a compost bin. Play the Where Does It Go? Recycling Game and find out what goes in your garbage, recycling and food waste cart. Submit your score and time by April 1 and be randomly entered to win a kitchen compost bin. Check… [ Keep reading ]

Say Goodbye to Litter and Graffiti

 Clean up your neighborhood with help from the city. Spring is quickly approaching and that means it’s time for Spring Clean – Seattle’s premier community cleanup event. Seattle Public Utilities invites you and your neighbors to participate! This program is a partnership of citizen volunteers and Seattle Public Utilities, the… [ 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 ]

Savvy Gardener Facebook Page

If you want advice on growing a beautiful garden that uses less water and pesticides, check out the Savvy Gardener Facebook page. The Savvy Gardener Facebook page gives you practical tips, advice and resources on gardening the natural way. With seasonal advice on dealing with weeds and pests, choosing the… [ Keep reading ]

Recycle Your Old Electronics

Many electronics, especially TVs and computers, contain toxic materials 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… [ Keep reading ]

Win a Kitchen Compost Bin

Corey’s Compost Question of the Week: How many free bags of compost did Seattle and Cedar Grove give away last year during Compost Days? a. 10,000 b. 15,000 c. 20,000 d. 25,000 E-mail us your answer by Friday, March 25 and be entered to win. Visit Cedar Grove’s website to… [ Keep reading ]

Clean Your Neighborhood, We’ll Help

FREE litter cleanup bags, gloves, safety vests, and waste disposal permits. Spring is quickly approaching and that means it’s time for Spring Clean – Seattle’s premier community cleanup event. Seattle Public Utilities invites you and your neighbors to participate! This program is a partnership of citizen volunteers and Seattle Public… [ 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 ]