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Kitchen Scrap Kit Discounts

Composting leftovers is easier than ever! Now through Nov. 1, get a kitchen food scrap collector with 20 compostable bags for just $13.99 plus tax. Limit: 4 kits per purchase, Seattle residents only. For participating retailers, visit While you’re there, take the Compost Quarterback Quiz and enter to win these great… [ Keep reading ]

Ask the Mayor Tonight

Join the conversation as Mayor Mike McGinn sits down with host Brian Callanan for Ask the Mayor, this Wednesday, September 25 from 7 pm – 8 pm. They’ll be discussing current city issues. It’s easy to bring your questions to the table. Call 206-684-8821 during the live show from 7 pm – 8 pm… [ Keep reading ]

Waste Management Customers to Receive Bill Adjustment

Seattle households affected by strike to receive $10 credit on solid waste accounts Mayor Mike McGinn today announced a $1.24 million settlement with Waste Management over missed garbage, recycling, and yard waste collections due to last month’s eight-day strike by Teamsters Union drivers. The mayor said the settlement money will… [ Keep reading ]

Be a Compost Quarterback

Take the Compost Quarterback Quiz and enter to win these great prizes and to receive a free bag of Cedar Grove compost: Free bag of Cedar Grove compost for every entry 2012 UW Husky Game Tickets $100 QFC Gift Cards $25 McLendon Gift Cards Apple Cup Prize Pack Learn more >

Free Compact Fluorescent Bulbs

Because CFL light bulbs contain small amounts of mercury, they must be disposed of and recycled at a local collection site and not thrown in the trash. There are many convenient locations that recycle CFLs for free, including Bartell Drugs, Home Depot, Lowes, McLendon Hardware and the Seattle City Light… [ Keep reading ]

Sept 29 Is Drug Take-Back Day

Saturday, September 29 is National Pharmaceutical Take-Back Day. The day highlights the critical need for ongoing and sustainable safe drug disposal programs. Learn where you can take your old prescription medicine. It’s just a click away. Why Take Back Your Meds? Safe disposal to reduce medicines in the environment. Large amounts of powerful medicines go… [ Keep reading ]

Find and Fix Leaks around the Home

Leaky toilets, indoor faucets, and outdoor faucets around your home could cost you up to $200 a year on your utility bill, and waste 10,000 gallons of water. Finding and fixing leaks is an easy way to save money and save water. Use these step-by-step videos to find and fix… [ Keep reading ]

Get Help with Your Bill

Did you know that you could get 50 percent off your Seattle Public Utilities bills for the next 18 months? Only income-qualified customers are eligible. For example, if you’re a family of four, making less than $4,819 a month, you may qualify. Go to to get started, or call 206-684-0268…. [ Keep reading ]

Huskies Kick Off Composting Campaign

Free compost for participating Seattle/King County residents King County Solid Waste Division, Seattle Public Utilities and Cedar Grove today announced a new effort to reduce the 300,000 tons of food waste sent to landfills each year, and to boost compost use in the fall — an important but often overlooked… [ Keep reading ]

This Fall Be a Compost Quarterback!

Tackle Waste: 30% of the garbage Seattle sends to the landfill is made up of compostable food scraps. Sack Your Scraps with paper or compostable bags. It’s an easy way to carry egg shells, banana peels, coffee grounds, napkins and other food scraps to your cart—just toss the whole thing in!… [ Keep reading ]