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Seattle Schools Getting Green

Congratulations to the following Seattle schools for earning Washington Green School certification during the 2010–11 school year: Level 2: Bertschi School, John Stanford International Elementary, Maple Elementary, Montlake Elementary Level 1: Catherine Blaine K–8, Graham Hill Elementary, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Villa Academy Washington Green Schools is a voluntary program… [ Keep reading ]

Recycling by the Numbers? No

Seattle does not recycle by the numbers listed on plastic materials. Recycling can seem daunting at times, so here are the categories that you can put into your recycling cart and keep out of your garbage! Just remember they need to be empty and clean. Rigid food containers: tubs, bottles, cups,… [ Keep reading ]

Sharps, Needles & Syringes

No syringes or sharps, even if clipped, can be disposed of in the garbage. Used syringes should be placed in a puncture resistant container with a tight fitting lid, labeled “SHARPS, DO NOT RECYCLE” and taken to the Recycling and Disposal Stations and put in the special collection bin for… [ Keep reading ]

Stop Catalogs and Junk Mail

Here they come! Those holiday shopping catalogs will start filling your mailbox by the middle of October. Stop the paper avalanche by logging in or setting up a new account with CatalogChoice. It just takes your name, e-mail and address where you want to stop junk mail. Enter the names… [ Keep reading ]

Free Compostable Bags

Look for us at the Fremont Oktoberfest, September 24 and 25. Stop by the Where Does it Go? booth this month for free Glad compostable kitchen bags samples and coupons, and get the latest information on recycling and reducing waste! Play our Where Does it Go? Tic Tac Toe Game… [ Keep reading ]

You Did It! (Again)

Thanks, Seattle! For the seventh year in a row, you recycled more than ever. The latest recycling numbers show that Seattle’s businesses and residents diverted 53.7% of their waste from the landfill into recycling or compost in 2010. This sets a new city record and maintains Seattle’s reputation as a… [ Keep reading ]

Recycling Rewards

As thanks for your efforts to reduce waste and compost more of your food and yard waste, Seattle Public Utilities and Cedar Grove Composting are offering Seattle residents big discounts now through November 1, 2011. FREE 9-quart potting soil bag with any purchase made at Cedar Grove’s Fremont location. Buy… [ Keep reading ]

Don’t Miss Car Care Class

Spots still available for September 24 Help keep oil and other fluid leaks from your car from harming our local waterways and wildlife. The best part – it’s FREE! Join the experts at South Seattle Community College’s Automotive Technology Program this Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm. Have your car… [ Keep reading ]

Final Food Photo Winner

Madison Valley’s Herlecia is the final winner in our “show us your pictures” competition. In her own words, Herlecia describes how she stores her kitchen food scraps before they go in the curbside food and yard waste cart: “I purchase organic greens that come in plastic boxes. Once the greens are… [ Keep reading ]

Deadline to Stop Fall Phone Book Deliveries

For residents and business who haven’t yet, opt out online by September 23. The next opt-out deadline for Seattle residents and  businesses who want to stop getting some or all yellow pages phone books is September 23 – 30 days before “Yellowbook” starts deliveries. “Yellowbook” and “SuperPages” deliveries are scheduled… [ Keep reading ]