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Paint Out Graffiti This Summer

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, scrapers, and gloves. Sign up today at, or email, or… [ Keep reading ]

Thorton Creek Restoration Closes Part of 35th Avenue NE

Road will be closed for up to six months for creek restoration/flood control project Beginning next Monday (June 2), a portion of 35th Ave. Northeast, between Northeast 110th Street and Northeast 105th Street, will be closed to through traffic for approximately six months while the city’s longest creek is reshaped… [ Keep reading ]

Children’s Recycling Fashion Contest July 12

Recycling is in fashion! Kids will showcase their costumes made of recyclable material at the Children’s Recycling Fashion Contest & Parade on Saturday, July 12 in Seattle. As part of the Chinatown – International District Dragon Fest, the Children’s Recycling Fashion Contest is open to children 12 and under. To… [ 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! Free Toilets! Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) in partnership with the Minor Home Repair Program is providing free toilets for income-qualified homeowners — a family of four making less… [ Keep reading ]

Cleaning Out Your Garage or Home?

Leftover oil-based paints, paint thinner, cleaning products, fluorescent bulbs and tubes, motor oil and unwanted household hazardous wastes need to be handled carefully to prevent harm to people and our environment. These products should never be put in the garbage. Drop these products off at a hazardous waste facility for… [ Keep reading ]

What numbers of plastic can I recycle?

In Seattle, we ignore the numbers on the plastic containers. They denote the type of plastic resin the container is made of, not its ability to be recycled. In Seattle, you can recycle the following plastic items: rigid food containers such as bottles, cups, take-out containers, tubs, jars, lids wider… [ Keep reading ]

Kitchen Compost Caddy Giveaway!

Seattle Public Utilities, BASF and the Seattle Mariners will be giving away free Collector’s Edition Kitchen Compost Caddys to the first 8,000 fans who come see the M’s take on the Cleveland Indians on Saturday, June 28. Each caddy comes with a pack of EcoSafe compostable bags, making it easy… [ Keep reading ]

Normal solid waste collections for Memorial Day

Regular pickup schedule in effect for Monday, May 26 Seattle garbage, food and yard waste and recycling collections will be on normal schedule for Memorial Day, Monday, May 26. Seattle Public Utilities customers should place their containers out for collection by 7 am to ensure collection. Customers can report a… [ Keep reading ]

Mattress Recycling: Easy as 1-2-3!

Do you have a mattress you no longer use? The metal, wood, and foam or fabric filling in that mattress can be recycled. Here’s how: 1. Recycle mattresses with many local retailers. Most mattress sellers will haul away your unwanted mattress when you buy a new one, and a few… [ Keep reading ]

Watch Your Watering: Peak Water Rates in Effect May 16

Peak residential water rates are in effect from May 16 through September 15 each year. Peak rates incorporate a three-tiered rate structure with progressively higher rates as water consumption increases. During warmer months, we depend on water stored in our mountain reservoirs to meet customer demand while leaving enough water… [ Keep reading ]