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Washington Green Schools Teacher Training

Educators are invited to learn how they can introduce meaningful, hands-on conservation curriculum in their schools. Washington Green Schools is a voluntary program that K–12 schools can use to increase resource conservation and waste reduction. More than 45 Seattle schools are signed up in this statewide program. When: January 18, 4:30 pm… [ Keep reading ]

Regular Collections for New Year’s

Recycling & Disposal Stations Closed January 1 Garbage, food and yard waste and recycling collections will be on regular schedule the week of New Year’s Day. The City of Seattle’s North Recycling and Disposal Station in the Fremont/Wallingford area and the South Recycling and Disposal Station in the South Park area will be closed… [ Keep reading ]

Resolve to Fix That Leak

Free! Auto Leaks Class January 14 Start the new year out right and learn more about your car and how and where most leaks occur. You’ll get your car looked over and discover any fixes that need to be made. The best part – it’s FREE! The class is lead… [ Keep reading ]

Family Fun at Watershed Tomorrow

Join the Daylong “Wondering about Wildlife” Program Get outside and learn about the wildlife of the Cedar River Watershed through hands-on activities, crafts, wildlife presentations, and nature walks during the winter school break. Discover which wildlife communities live within Seattle’s largest protected watershed – the source of most of our drinking water…. [ Keep reading ]

Regular Collections for the Holidays

Recycling & Disposal Stations Closed Dec. 25, Jan. 1 Garbage, food and yard waste and recycling collections will be on a regular schedule during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. The City of Seattle’s North Recycling and Disposal Station in the Fremont/Wallingford area and the South Recycling and Disposal Station… [ Keep reading ]

Too Much Recycling?

Many Seattle residents wonder how they can fit all their wrapping paper, boxes, bottles and other recyclables into their cart during the holiday season. As a reminder, Seattle residents can always recycle as much as they want at no extra charge. Simply put additional recyclables in sturdy bins or boxes… [ Keep reading ]

Plastic Bag Ban Questions

The Seattle City Council recently unanimously voted to ban plastic carry-out bags. Why ban plastic bags? Plastic bags have a negative effect on the health of Puget Sound, especially marine wildlife. Seattleites alone use approximately 292 million plastic bags annually, only 13% of which are recycled. When will the ban… [ Keep reading ]

Free Tree Composting Ends Soon

Seattle residents can compost trees and greens free of charge between December 26, 2011 and January 8, 2012. At Recycling & Disposal Stations Trees should not exceed eight feet in length and must be free of decoration so they can be turned into compost for local parks and gardens. Trunks… [ Keep reading ]

Fix That Leak January 14

Free! Auto Leaks Class Resolve to protect Puget Sound in 2012: 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… [ Keep reading ]

Washington Green Schools Teacher Training

Educators are invited to learn how they can introduce meaningful, hands-on conservation curriculum in their schools. Washington Green Schools is a voluntary program that K–12 schools can use to increase resource conservation and waste reduction. More than 45 Seattle schools are signed up in this statewide program. When: January 18,… [ Keep reading ]