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Set Clocks Forward March 10 – Recycle Batteries & CFLs

Remember to set your clocks forward one hour on Sunday, March 10. Daylight Saving Time is a good reminder to test your home’s smoke detectors and change out old batteries. As spring approaches, it’s also a great time to replace burned-out light bulbs with energy-efficient CFL light bulbs. Old flourescent bulbs… [ Keep reading ]

Look for Your Free Compost Coupon

Compost Days Starts March 15 Thanks to residents like you, Seattle diverted more than 125,000 tons of leftover food and yard waste from the landfill through composting. As a way to thank you, Seattle Public Utilities and Cedar Grove are including a coupon for a free bag of compost when… [ Keep reading ]

Learn to Have a Conversation with Your Car Mechanic

Are you nervous when you take your car into the mechanic? Learn more about your car, including if it has an oil or other fluid leak at Seattle Public Utilities’ FREE Auto Leaks Class. It’s a $45 value. Join the experts at South Seattle Community College’s Automotive Technology Program for our… [ Keep reading ]

$100,000 Neighborhood Recycling Rewards

Seattle Public Utilities, CleanScapes and Waste Management are offering $100,000 in prizes to help residents reduce waste and recycle more in their neighborhoods. Recent winners include communities in the Wedgwood, Roosevelt, Ravenna-Bryant and Rainier Valley neighborhoods. You can help earn some green for your neighborhood by making your neighborhood greener!… [ Keep reading ]

Plastics Unwrapped at the Burke

Only 50 years ago, we hardly used plastics. How did they go from being rare to being everywhere? Plastics Unwrapped, a new exhibit from the Burke Museum, explores how material culture was changed—rapidly and perhaps permanently—by plastics. Learn what life was like before plastics, how they are made, why they’re… [ Keep reading ]

Save a Trip to the Dump: Schedule a bulky item collection.

Call Seattle Public Utilities Customer Service at 206-684-3000 to request a bulky item collection. The person(s) responsible for the Combined Utilities Bill must be able to authorize charges on the account. Bulky item charges Charges for bulky item collections will appear on your Combined Utility Bill as follows: $30 per… [ Keep reading ]

Report Illegal Dumping

Report the illegal dumping of garbage in your neighborhood and help your area be a clean, healthy, safe place to live and work. Seattle Public Utilities will send an illegal dumping field inspector to investigate the problem and get it cleaned up according to City of Seattle ordinances. Illegal dumping… [ Keep reading ]

Report and Remove Graffiti: Prevent it from reoccurring in your neighborhood.

Taking prompt, proactive steps to report and remove graffiti is the best way to prevent it from occurring in your community. The city’s Graffiti Nuisance Ordinancerequires property owners to remove graffiti in a timely manner. Follow these steps to get rid of graffiti: Report graffiti – Use the Online Report Form or… [ Keep reading ]

My apartment doesn’t have a food waste cart. Isn’t it the law?

By City of Seattle law, all Seattle apartment and condo buildings must subscribe to a food and yard waste cart, and the cart needs to be available for residents to use. There are a few cases where a building has an exemption but most buildings qualify. If you can’t find… [ Keep reading ]

What Do I Do with My Old Computer or TV?

TVs and computers contain hazardous waste and never go into the garbage. Households can recycle TVs, computers, laptops, and monitors for free at several locations. Go to or call 1-800-RECYCLE. Printers and keyboards or other electronics may be accepted at some locations. Fees may apply. To have your old… [ Keep reading ]