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Archives for October 2011

Seattle’s Least Favorite Candy is…

Compost Pumpkins & Unwanted Candy; Gum and Wrappers go in Garbage The  results are in! Earning 20 percent of the votes, the Halloween candy that terrifies Seattle Public Utilities customers the most is… Candy Corn! Created in 1880 by George Renninger, the ubiquitous treat certainly has a lot of detractors… [ Keep reading ]

Lessen Chance of a Sewer Backup

Did you know you are responsible for the maintenance of your side sewer? A side sewer is the section of pipe that carries wastewater from your home or building’s plumbing system to the public sewer main (usually located under the street). If your side sewer is clogged, it may not… [ Keep reading ]

Fix That Leak November 12

Free! Auto Leaks Class Help keep oil and other fluid leaks from your car from harming our local waterways and wildlife. Join the experts at South Seattle Community College’s Automotive Technology Program for a free auto leaks class. Have your car inspected, learn where most leaks occur, how to fix them, and get… [ Keep reading ]

Keep the Chill Out!

Each winter, homes are damaged due to water pipes that freeze and burst. By taking a few simple precautions, you can help save yourself from the mess, money and headaches of burst frozen pipes. Before the Cold Hits Insulate pipes in your home’s crawl spaces, basement and attic. Exposed pipes… [ Keep reading ]

Worst Halloween Treat Contest Ends 10/26

   The nominations are coming in, and the results are pretty scary. From Candy Corn to Peeps, there are plenty of Halloween “treats” that terrify Seattle residents. Vote for your least favorite Halloween candy by Oct. 26 and you’ll be entered to win a kitchen compost collector- great for… [ Keep reading ]

Register Now for Green Seattle Day!

Join Green Seattle Day on Saturday, November 5. Hundreds of volunteers will be restoring Seattle’s forest in parks throughout the city. Click here to learn more and register. Without a coordinated effort, Seattle is at risk of losing 70% of its forests in just 20 years. Salmon and wildlife need… [ Keep reading ]

Earlier Trash Pickup for NW Seattle

Customers asked to put trash out earlier due to viaduct closure October 24 – 28 Residential solid waste customers in Northwest Seattle are asked to put out their trash, recycling, and food and yard waste carts an hour early – 6 a.m. instead of 7 a.m. – on their normal… [ Keep reading ]

Pumpkin Pic Week 1 Winner

Amy from Wallingford is our Week 1 Winner in our Pumpkin Patch Picture Prizes Contest! Before they end up in your food and yard waste cart, send us pictures of your pumpkin carvings this month and each week we’ll pick a winner for the most scary, creative and funny of… [ Keep reading ]

Oct 29 Is Drug Take-Back Day

October 29 is National Pharmaceutical Take-Back Day.  Drop off unwanted prescription drugs at locations throughout King County from 10 am to 2 pm. Why Take Back Your Meds? Safe disposal reduces medicines in the environment. Large amounts of powerful medicines go unused or expire and the way we dispose of them makes a… [ Keep reading ]

Friday & Saturday Jobs Open House

Seattle Public Utilities is hiring apprentices in Drainage & Wastewater. Start a career with the City of Seattle. You’ll earn great pay and receive excellent benefits. Come to our Open House and see what it’s all about: When: October 14 and 15, 2011 Where: City of Seattle Joint Training Facility, 9401 Myers… [ Keep reading ]