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Fix That Leak December 10

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,… [ Keep reading ]

Leftover Oil from Thanksgiving?

If you’re like a lot of people, you may have fried your turkey for Thanksgiving. If you have that oil still lying around, you can feel better by recycling it. General Biodiesel has installed collection tanks around Seattle where you can dump your used cooking oil any time of day… [ Keep reading ]

Huge Phone Book Opt-Out Savings

Congratulations, Seattle! More than 67,000 households and businesses signed up to stop phone books in 2011, and you’ve already stopped nearly 300 tons of paper from being used. Did you receive a yellow pages phone book after opting out? If so, you can file a complaint online through your City… [ Keep reading ]

Thanksgiving Tips and Reminders

Seattle Public Utilities offers the following reminders and tips for a safe and green Thanksgiving weekend. 1) Thursday’s garbage, recycling or food/yard waste collections will be on Friday, and Friday’s collections will be on Saturday this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday. 2) Prevent sewer backups- keep fat, oil and… [ Keep reading ]

The Least Favorite Thanksgiving Dish Is….

The results are in! In a tight race with several frontrunners, and earning just 16 percent of the votes, the dish that has the least likelihood of being gobbled up by Seattle residents this holiday season is… Giblets! Giblets, from the Old French word giblet, meaning “to compost,” are defined… [ Keep reading ]

Last Chance: Holiday Dish Contest Ends Today

What’s the one Thanksgiving dish you won’t be thankful for this year? Seattle residents can vote for their “most compostable” holiday dish by November 21 and be entered to win a kitchen compost collector! Results will be announced November 22.

2011 Healthy Holiday Gift Guide

Don’t be a toxic grinch this holiday season! The holidays should bring fun and good cheer, not worries about whether toxic ingredients in toys or other products may harm our loved ones. Before you buy, check out Washington Toxic Coalition’s tips for picking out the healthiest gifts for children and… [ Keep reading ]

No Thanksgiving Day Solid Waste Collections

Recycling and Disposal stations closed Thursday, November 24 No garbage, food and yard waste or recycling collections are scheduled in Seattle on Thursday, November 24. Collections scheduled for Thursday will occur on Friday, and Friday collections will occur on Saturday due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Please be sure to have… [ 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 are more… [ Keep reading ]

Kitchen Compost Containers on Sale

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Americans throw away 25 percent more trash between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day than any other time of the year. A lot of that waste is leftover food. Seattle Public Utilities encourages residents to curb their wastelines this holiday season and put their leftovers… [ Keep reading ]