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Final Weekend to Find Corey

Seattle Residents Search for Free Compost, $6,000 in “Big Dig” Prizes

Hurry! This is the final weekend to find Corey the Compostable Apple Core and earn a chance to win fabulous prizes – including a $3,000 garden makeover.

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) and Cedar Grove’s “Big Dig” scavenger hunt, going on now in 30 locations around Seattle, challenges Seattle residents to find Seattle’s food waste composting mascot, “Corey the Compostable Apple Core.” Each Seattle resident that finds Corey and enters him into the Big Dig contest page at automatically wins a redeemable coupon for a free bag of Cedar Grove Compost and has a chance to compete for $6,000 in prizes at the Big Dig Finals on April 14.

The campaign is designed to be a fun way to thank Seattle residents for diverting 125,000 tons of food and yard waste from the landfill by composting in 2011.

From 12 a.m. March 26 until 12 p.m. April 11, when one of the Corey’s are spotted, participants can enter the contest by one of three ways:
• By submitting the Corey code and participant contact info to Cedar Grove’s website form
• By emailing the photo of Corey, the Corey code and participant contact information to
• By emailing the street location and Corey code, along with the participant’s email to

Clues to Corey’s location can be found at Big Dig contestants increase their chances of having their name drawn with each Corey they find. No purchase is necessary.

In the past two years SPU and Cedar Grove have given away 30,000 bags of free compost to thank residents for their help in making Seattle a leader in yard and food waste collection.

Check or call 1-877-764-5748 for more information.