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What’s the Worst Thanksgiving Dish in Seattle?

Compost Food. It’s not garbage anymore!

Most Compostable ThanksgivingFor every delicious holiday meal, there’s one dish that gets left cold. Green bean casserole. Jellied cranberry sauce. Mincemeat pie. Giblets. Jello salad. Oysters. Fruitcake. One person’s culinary delight is another person’s compost maker.

What’s the one Thanksgiving dish you won’t be thankful for this year? Seattle Public Utilities invites residents to vote for their “most compostable” holiday dish by November 21 and be entered to win a kitchen compost collector! Results will be announced November 25.

Americans throw out 25 percent more trash between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day than any other time of the year. A lot of that waste is leftover food. Last year, Seattle sent more than 100,000 tons of food waste to the landfill.

Curb your wasteline this holiday season and put your unwanted leftovers in your food and yard waste cart, where instead of going to the landfill, they’ll be made into compost for local parks and gardens.

Starting January 1, food and compostable paper, such as cardboard boxes, napkins and paper towels, will no longer be allowed in Seattle’s garbage.