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Full Recycling Cart?

Recycling carts tend to get pretty full during the holiday season. Seattle Public Utilities reminds customers that recycling that cannot fit inside recycling carts can still be recycled at no extra charge. Put extra recyclables next to your recycling cart in sturdy bins, boxes or 32-gallon cans. Flatten cardboard boxes…. [ Keep reading ]

Compost Christmas Trees for FREE through Jan. 11

Seattle residents may compost Christmas trees and greens free of charge through January 11, 2015. At the South Transfer Station Trees should not exceed eight feet in length and must be free of decoration so they can be turned into compost for local parks and gardens. Trunks should not exceed… [ Keep reading ]

Cleaning Green

There are many products out there that are good for the environment and by using these products we can maintain our health and hygiene. Cleaners containing toxic chemicals can harm your health and even more harm the environment. Products with a “Caution” or “Warning” label carry moderate levels of hazardous… [ Keep reading ]

No Solid Waste Collections on New Year’s Day

Recycling and Disposal Station Closed Jan. 1 No garbage, yard waste or recycling collections are scheduled in Seattle on Thursday, Jan. 1. Thursday and Friday collections will be collected one day later that week due to the New Year’s Day holiday. Please be sure to have your containers available by… [ Keep reading ]

Why Compost?

Seattle’s compost requirement is fast approaching and many are becoming overwhelmed by the new change. But why make the change? Food waste weighs nearly 45,000 tons and it makes up one third of the garbage in Seattle. This waste creates a powerful greenhouse gas named methane that affects our climate…. [ Keep reading ]

Free All-Ages Fun Day

Cedar River Watershed Education Center Join Seattle Public Utilities for a fun-filled day of discovering wildlife in the Cedar River Watershed through hands-on activities, crafts, presentations, and nature walks during the winter school break. Discover what kinds of wildlife live, and thrive throughout Seattle’s largest protected watershed. All-day presentations and… [ Keep reading ]

New Seattle Food Waste Requirements Start Jan. 1

Compost Food. It’s Not Garbage Anymore! Starting January 1, 2015, the City of Seattle will no longer allow food or compostable paper, including pizza boxes, paper napkins and paper towels, in the garbage. Part of the city’s solid waste comprehensive plan, the food waste requirements were passed earlier this year… [ Keep reading ]

No Solid Waste Collections on Christmas Day

Recycling and Disposal Station Closed December 25 No garbage, yard waste or recycling collections are scheduled in Seattle on Thursday, December 25. Thursday and Friday collections will be collected one day later that week due to the Christmas Day holiday. Please be sure to have your containers available by 7… [ Keep reading ]

Stop the Junk!

During the holidays thousands of unwanted junk mail gets sent out. If you’re tired of receiving the junk then choose to opt-out. Go online and sign up with Catalog Choice. This company provides FREE junk mail opt-out services to all Seattle residents and businesses. Just simply visit the site, enter… [ Keep reading ]

How to Dispose of Holiday Household Hazardous Waste

There is usually some assembly required during that holiday season, and that sometimes involves batteries, CFL light bulbs and other household hazardous waste. Fluorescent bulbs and tubes, Ni-Cad and Lithium rechargeable and other batteries can be disposed of free of charge at Seattle’s Household Hazardous waste stations. Incandescent light bulbs,… [ Keep reading ]