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Explore Water Quality Report Online

Learn why Seattle’s tap water continues to be some of the best in the nation – costing less than a penny a gallon! Explore the 2012 Drinking Water Quality Report online. The following are just a click away: History of Water Stewardship Water Infrastructure Water Conservation Water Sources and Contaminants Water… [ Keep reading ]

Safe Fireworks Disposal

Fireworks are banned in Seattle. Leaving unused fireworks around your house can be a danger to your children, pets, and your home. Fireworks, ammunition and explosives are NOT accepted at any of the local Household Hazardous Waste collection sites. Here are locations for proper fireworks disposal: City of Seattle: Call the… [ Keep reading ]

Normal Solid Waste Collection for July 4

North Transfer Station Closed Firework Disposal Tips Seattle food and yard waste, garbage and recycling collections will be on normal schedule for Independence Day, Thursday, July 4. Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) customers should place their containers out for collection by 7 am to ensure collection. The City of Seattle’s North… [ Keep reading ]

It’s summer! Take a visit to the watershed.

Do you know where Seattle’s high quality tap water comes from? Join Seattle Public Utilities this summer for a variety of guided and self-guided programs and discover for yourself! Visit the Cedar River Watershed Education Center, near North Bend. Enjoy free hands-on exhibits, rain drums, and beautiful Rattlesnake Lake. Signup for a tap… [ Keep reading ]

Students Leading the Way in Conservation

Did you know that 66 schools in Seattle have certified as Washington Green Schools? This statewide program offers tools and resources for school communities to reduce waste, recycle, compost, and save money! Washington Green Schools provides students with the opportunity to develop as environmental leaders, project managers, and team players…. [ Keep reading ]

Fight Graffiti During Summer Paint Out

Paint out graffiti this July and August. Join Summer Paint Out. Whether you are a group or an individual, you can tackle graffiti in your neighborhood. The City of Seattle supports volunteers with FREE paint (white-brown-gray), rollers, brushes, and gloves. Sign up today at, or email, or call 206-684-7790.

Don’t Miss Battery Recycling Day

Call2Recycle will host be hosting its second annual Battery Recycling Day, on Friday, June 28 at Westlake Park. Area residents and organizations are invited to bring in their old batteries and learn more about battery recycling. There will be prizes! Events scheduled for the day: Collection Drive: 10:00 am –… [ Keep reading ]

Take this class BEFORE you go to the mechanic

You won’t get your hands dirty when you attend a FREE Auto Leaks Class – a $125 value! But you will get your car inspected, discover if you have any leaks, and find out how much repairs cost BEFORE you go to the mechanic. A leaky car isn’t a reliable car.  Plus… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor to be on NPR’s Science Friday

Mayor Mike McGinn will be a guest on NPR’s nationally-acclaimed Science Friday program. The show – 11 a.m. on Friday, June 14 – will be broadcast live from the Pacific Science Center. Host and veteran science journalist Ira Flatow will be chatting with the mayor on what the city is… [ Keep reading ]

Free and Discounted Toilets

Toilets are a household’s biggest water user — old, leaky models can impact your utility bill. Consider replacing it with our help! $30–$75 Rebates — Free Toilets Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is providing free toilets for income-qualified homeowners — a family of four making less than $4,819 a month may… [ Keep reading ]