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Protect Our Waterways: Plant a Tree

Seattle Public Utilities – a member of the Green Seattle Partnership – invites you to restore Seattle’s beautiful forested parks during the 8th annual Green Seattle Day on Saturday, November 2nd from 10 am to 2 pm. Salmon and wildlife need cool healthy waters. Good creek habitat includes gravel and woody… [ Keep reading ]

Tips for Preventing Local Flooding

With rain forecast in Seattle for the weekend, here are four tips to help you prevent localized flooding in your neighborhood: Rake a drain. One of the best ways to protect your property is keeping storm drains clear of leaves and other debris. Completely remove them so they won’t cause… [ Keep reading ]

Rain Here and Leaves Falling: Adopt a Drain

Don’t let fall rainstorms flood your street. Help clear your local storm drain of leaves and other debris by adopting it. Every autumn Seattle Public Utilities faces a big job keeping storm drains clear – there are over 36,000 of them around the city! Remember to clear your drain only… [ Keep reading ]

Tomorrow: Why Build a Rain Garden?

Seattle residents interested in installing a rain garden or cistern in their yards can find out more at an open house tomorrow. A rain garden is a shallow, constructed depression that is planted with deep-rooted native plants and grasses. It is located in your landscape to receive polluted runoff from hard surfaces… [ Keep reading ]

Kitchen Compost Collector Giveaway This Saturday

Seattle Public Utilities, BASF and the Seattle Mariners will be giving away a free Felix Hernandez Special Collector’s Edition Kitchen Compost Caddy to the first 8,000 fans who come see the M’s take on the Oakland A’s on Saturday, September 28 at 1:10 pm at Safeco Field. Each caddy comes… [ 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 it’s… [ Keep reading ]

How Do You Compost Contest

Send us a picture of how you store your food scraps. Empty cookie jar. Water pitcher. Unused ice bucket. Tupperware. Refrigerator. Yesterday’s newspaper. Paper grocery bags. Just about every Seattle resident has their own unique way of storing kitchen food scraps before they go in the curbside food and yard waste… [ Keep reading ]

This Year Take Winter by Storm

Did you know that during intense rain, flooding may occur without warning? Here are a few steps you can take to keep your family and property safe. – Clear leaves and debris away from street drains in your neighborhood with a rake or broom (only if it’s safe). Don’t put grass… [ Keep reading ]

Take a Video Tour of the New South Transfer Station

The City of Seattle has collected and disposed of trash for over 100 years. In the early days garbage was collected and dumped in local ravines and Puget Sound. See how times have changed with Seattle Public Utilities new South Transfer Station at 130 South Kenyon Street in the South Park area…. [ Keep reading ]

Expanded Recycling for Businesses Proposed

Helping Seattle reach its recycling goal of 60% by 2015  Councilmember Jean Godden introduced legislation today to require that Seattle businesses recycle glass, plastic, tin, and aluminum, effective July 2014. Seattle businesses discard over 8,000 tons of recyclable bottles and cans in the landfill every year.  Businesses are currently required… [ Keep reading ]