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Archive for August, 2011

Gardens That Protect Puget Sound

Tukwila Rain Garden Workshop & Bog Garden Planting Party Learn how to make a rain garden or bog garden at home to protect the Duwamish River from polluted runoff, the number one source of pollution in Puget Sound. Rain gardens and bog gardens are beautiful landscape features that catch and filter polluted runoff from rooftops, […]


Normal Collection for Labor Day Holiday

Regular Pickup Schedule in Effect for Monday, September 5 Seattle garbage, food and yard waste and recycling collections will be on normal schedule for Labor Day, Monday, September 5. Seattle Public Utilities customers should place their containers out for collection by 7 am to ensure collection. The City of Seattle’s North & South Recycling and Disposal […]


Get Help with Your Bill

Did you know that you could get 50 percent off your Seattle Public Utilities bills for the next 18 months? Only income-qualified customers are eligible. For example, if you’re a family of four, making less than $4,813 a month, you may qualify. Call 206-684-0268 or go to to get started. Residents living in federally […]


FREE Car Wash Coupon

Wash Smart and Protect Puget Sound Get a Seattle Public Utilities bill? Look for Bert the Salmon’s car wash coupon in the @ Your Service newsletter in your September or October bill. It’s good for one FREE car wash at any Brown Bear tunnel car wash location. Washing your car on the street or driveway […]


A Cleaner and Greener Emerald City

We want to know how you think Seattle can reach 70 percent recycling. Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) wants to hear from residents and businesses about waste reduction, recycling, and other solid waste services. The 2011 draft revision of Seattle’s Solid Waste Management Plan is available on SPU’s website: The Solid Waste Management Plan updates the City […]


Food Photo Finals Sept. 6!

Lake City’s Children’s Home Society is this week’s winner in our “show us your pictures” competition. The Children’s Home Society has clearly labeled compost containers around the office next to garbage cans – making it easier for staff to compost their leftover coffee filters, napkins, sandwiches, chicken bones, fruits and vegetables.  The containers are emptied […]


Yard Care Message at Movies

Seeing a movie in Seattle sometime soon? Check out the following message about how natural yard care protects Puget Sound. It will be running before movies at the Meridian, Pacific Place and Thorton Place theaters in Seattle through the middle of September. Moviegoers will be reminded to “use compost and avoid fertilizer and pesticides.”


Pizza Boxes: Recyclable or Compostable?

The answer is “Yes!” Clean pizza boxes go into the recycling cart. If the pizza box is greasy or cheesy, put it into your food and yard cart. The little white table or stand that comes in the center of some pizzas goes in the garbage, unless your child can use it as dollhouse furniture. […]


Recycle Your Electronics

To properly recycle your unwanted computer, as well as your old television, laptops, e-reader, or monitor, call 1-800-RECYCLE or go to to find the drop-off location nearest you. Many drop-off locations offer electronics recycling for free. Some organizations accept computers and refurbish them for reuse in schools, non-profits, and other places. Click here to find […]


Fix That Leak!

Every year, oil and other automotive fluids find their way to Puget Sound and other waterways, hurting wildlife and habitat. Seattle Public Utilities’ Automotive Maintenance Program wants to help you make sound choices. Properly Maintain Your Automobile: Fix leaks and dispose of oil properly. Savings: Get discounts from our car care partners on oil-related products […]