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Resolve to Compost in 2012

Did you know beginning last year, all apartment and condo properties must subscribe to food waste service?  If you are a resident at a property that does not yet have a green food and yard waste cart available, contact your manager to ask about this service. If the manager is not willing to provide this service, call 206-684-7665 for assistance.

The good news is that during 2011 many residences signed up for the service. Here is a quick recap:

  • Over 3,500 new properties were served.
  • Over 500 properties received a $100 credit on their utility bill. They received this when they joined Friends of Recycling and Composting and educated residents on correct composting and monitored building containers.
  • On an average, 35 residential units create about one ton of food waste per year.

That’s a lot of food waste diverted from the landfill. Way to go, Seattle! You can also learn more online at www.seattle.gov/util/apartmentfoodwaste