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Boil water advisory lifted for North Capitol Hill neighborhood

The boil water advisory for a north Capitol Hill neighborhood has been lifted. The advisory came after a water main break on Wednesday, Oct. 30. The main has been repaired, the water has been tested and found to be safe, and services have returned to normal. A more detailed map… [ Keep reading ]

Hurry! Free Compost Ends October 31

Compostival – the celebration of all things compost – ends October 31. Through Thursday, buy two bags of Cedar Grove Compost, get a third bag free. Grab your coupon — good until October 31, 2013 — at Fall is the most important season of the year for improving your soil,… [ Keep reading ]

Green Halloween Tips

Seattle Public Utilities has the following tips to help make cleaning up after Halloween a little less scary. Unwanted Candy – Somebody out there loves your unwanted candy, even candy corn. What you can’t giveaway, compost in your food and yard waste cart. Wrappers and gum go in the garbage…. [ Keep reading ]

YouTube Site Has Resources for Your Business

Check out Seattle Public Utilities YouTube site – a great resource for your business. Learn to: Manage Your Business’ Waste: You could save 30 to 50 percent on your garbage bill. Protect Our Waterways with a Spill Kit: Discover how to use a spill kit to prevent pollution and possible fines…. [ Keep reading ]

Did you know? Extra Recyclables Are Free

What to do when you have too much stuff? Seattle residents can recycle as much as they want at no extra charge. Simply put additional recyclables in sturdy bins or boxes next to your recycling cart on your regular collection day. Remember to flatten empty cardboard boxes and do not… [ Keep reading ]

Keep the Chill Out! Prepare Your Pipes for Winter

Each winter, homes are damaged due to water pipes that freeze and burst. By taking a few simple precautions, you can help save yourself from the mess, money and headaches of burst frozen pipes. Before the Cold Hits Insulate pipes in your home’s crawl spaces, basement and attic. Exposed pipes are more… [ Keep reading ]

Set Clocks Back Nov. 3 – Recycle Batteries & CFLs

Remember to set your clocks back one hour on Sunday, November 3. 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 fluorescent… [ Keep reading ]

Get Help with Your Bill

Did you know that you could get 50 percent off your bills for the next 18 months with the Utility Discount Program? 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,… [ Keep reading ]

Last Weekend to Win Football Tickets

Compostival celebrates our success in diverting food and yard waste from landfills. Last year Seattle residents and businesses diverted over 175,000 tons! As a way to thank you for the great work: We’ve partnered with Zeeks Pizza so you can celebrate Compostival with free food for you, free compost, and even… [ Keep reading ]

This Saturday: 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. Seattle homeowners with rain gardens help slow and filter pollutants from stormwater. On average the gardens divert 20,000 gallons of runoff each year from entering our waterways. Plus they are… [ Keep reading ]