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When Scary Pumpkins Go Bad

Keep your scary Halloween pumpkins from going bad (and soft and squishy). Put them in with your food and yard waste, where they will turn into compost that will help next year’s pumpkins grow. Candy corn and other scary candy can also go in your cart, just remove the wrappers… [ Keep reading ]

Recycle & Save CFL Saturdays – Shoreline Nov. 3

Because CFLs 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 Seattle’s North and South Household Hazardous Waste facilities, Bartell Drugs, Home Depot, Lowes, McLendon… [ Keep reading ]

November 17: Free Auto Leaks Class ($45 Value)

Fix that leak! Oil and water don’t mix! Get signed up! Join the experts at South Seattle Community College’s Automotive Technology Program November 17 for a FREE Auto Leaks Class. It’s a $45 value. Learn more about your car. We’ll put it up on a lift, see if you have… [ Keep reading ]

Recycle & Save CFL Saturdays – N. Seattle Oct. 27

Because CFLs 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 Seattle’s North and South Household Hazardous Waste facilities, Bartell Drugs, Home Depot, Lowes, McLendon… [ Keep reading ]

Register Now for Green Seattle Day!

Join Green Seattle Day on Saturday, November 3. Hundreds of volunteers will be restoring Seattle’s forest in parks throughout the city. Click here to learn more and register. Without a coordinated effort, Seattle is at risk of losing 70% of its forests in just 20 years. Salmon and wildlife need cool healthy… [ 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, October 24 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 ]

Set Clocks Back Nov. 4 – Recycle Batteries & CFLs

Remember to set your clocks back one hour on Sunday, November 4. Daylight Saving Time is a good reminder to test your home’s smoke detectors and change out old batteries. As winter approaches, it’s also a great time to replace burned-out light bulbs with energy-efficient CFL light bulbs. Old flourescent… [ Keep reading ]

Compostable Bag and Bucket Discounts

Now through November 1, you can get a discounted kitchen food scrap collector and $1 off boxes of compostable kitchen bags at a participating retailer near you. The popular kitchen compost collectors are great for collecting your leftover kitchen scraps and carrying them to your food and yard waste cart…. [ Keep reading ]

Learn How to Lower Your Utility Bills at Resource Fair

Do you need help paying your electric or water bills? Come to the annual Energy and Utility Resource Fair on Thursday, October 25 from 1:00 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Asian Counseling and Referral Service, 3639 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S Seattle, WA 98144. Attendees will learn about utility… [ Keep reading ]

Recycle & Save Sat. Oct. 20 – U District

Because CFLs 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 Seattle’s North and South Household Hazardous Waste facilities, Bartell Drugs, Home Depot, Lowes, McLendon… [ Keep reading ]