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No Solid Waste Collections for Thanksgiving Day

Recycling and Disposal stations closed Thursday, November 28 No garbage, food and yard waste or recycling collections are scheduled in Seattle on Thursday, November 28. Collections scheduled for Thursday will occur on Friday, and Friday collections will occur on Saturday due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Please be sure to have… [ Keep reading ]

Holiday Cooking Horror: Avoid Sewer Backups

Don’t ruin your holidays with a sewer backup into your home. Remember that Fats, Oil and Grease (FOG) from food preparation can wreck the holiday spirit by clogging up your home’s side sewer. Always dispose of them in the trash rather than down the drain. See how you can practice good pipe… [ Keep reading ]

Ask the Mayor Tonight

Join the conversation! Live, Wednesday, November 20 at 7 pm Mayor Mike McGinn will sit down with Seattle Channel host Brian Callanan for Ask the Mayor on Wednesday, November 20 from 7 pm to 8 pm. They’ll be discussing current city issues. It’s quick and easy to bring your questions to the table…. [ 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 ]

Slow Stormwater Starting at Home

During storms, rain falling on our roofs and driveways can produce “storm water” runoff. This excess water can contribute to sewer backups, flooding, and pollution and erosion of our waterways. We can all help solve this problem by following RainWise practices. To learn more about Seattle’s rebate program for installing cisterns… [ Keep reading ]

Fish, fun, and food

Join the Salmon Celebration the day after Thanksgiving at Piper’s Creek in Carkeek Park – the best place in Seattle to see the salmon return. Find out about the salmon lifecycle and habitat. Fish, fun and food for all ages, Friday, Nov. 29, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in Seattle’s Carkeek Park… [ 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 ]

Seattle celebrates 25 years of recycling

City led nation when it pioneered curbside recycling in 1988 All across the country, it’s America Recycles Day, and this year marks Seattle’s 25th anniversary of citywide curbside residential recycling. In 1988, Seattle became one of the first major cities in the nation to provide curbside collection of recyclables. Twenty… [ Keep reading ]

Recycle Your Christmas Lights

Christmas light trade-in ends this Sunday, November 17 Bring in your old, broken or used incandescent holiday light strings to be recycled at The Home Depot and receive a discount on a purchase of LED lights. Receive the discount for each string recycled. Limit 5 discounts per customer.

Save Some Green at Green Businesses

Businesses all over Seattle are taking actions to become greener by joining our Get On The Map campaign – recycling and composting more, conserving water and reducing stormwater pollution to name a few. Now you can start saving some green at these green businesses. Just download the free Chinook Book… [ Keep reading ]