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Starting January 1: No Food in the Garbage

Compost Food – It’s not garbage anymore! Every year, Seattle spends more than $13 million dollars to send its trash to a landfill in eastern Oregon. More than one-third of that material is made up of table scraps, coffee grounds, banana peels, chicken bones, and other food waste. Starting January… [ Keep reading ]

With windstorm predicted, are you ready?

With a windstorm predicted for Thursday, is your family ready. Take winter by storm with these tips: • Make sure storm drains are clear of leaves and debris to prevent flooding in your neighborhood. Clear with a rake or broom (only if it’s safe). Don’t put grass clippings, leaves, or… [ Keep reading ]

Holiday Recycling Tips

Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, Americans throw out 25 percent more trash than any other time of that year. Here a a few tips on where to dispose of your holiday-related waste: Cardboard: Flatten and put in your recycling cart. Ribbons and bows: It’s best to reuse them; otherwise place in… [ Keep reading ]

Recycle Your Old Christmas Lights

Do you have a pile of burned-out Christmas lights? Are you replacing old lights with energy-efficient LED ones? Don’t throw out them out – recycle them! Christmas light recycling programs take your old light strands and recycle the copper wire inside them. King County offers a list of nearby locations where you can… [ Keep reading ]

All lanes of Aurora open today

Seattle Public Utilities completes emergency sewer repair Seattle Public Utilities reopened all lanes of Aurora Ave. N. between Ward and Comstock Streets earlier today. The emergency repair that replaced a section of broken sewer line is now complete. Additional non-emergency work and permanent street restoration will be scheduled in the… [ Keep reading ]

Cyber Monday Recycling Tips

Today is Cyber Monday, which means many of us will be receiving packages over the course of the next few weeks. Here are some tips to reduce waste during this holiday season. 1. Packaging that comes with all those packages – like foam peanuts – can often be reused at… [ Keep reading ]