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Donate Old Clothes: Sadly Torn, Badly Worn or Even Stained

You can give ALL your clothes, shoes and linens for reuse or recycling as long as they are not wet, mildewed, or soiled with hazardous materials. Damaged clothes and linens aren’t trash – they can have a second life as new products such as wiping rags; padding for carpet, mattresses and upholstery; and… [ Keep reading ]

Recycle Your Old Electronics for FREE April 11

Do you have old electronics lying around your house? Get rid of them at the 2015 eCycle Event –everything with a plug will be accepted. It’s FREE! When: Saturday, April 11, 10 am – 2pm Where: CenturyLink Field North Parking Lot All personal electronics such as cell phones, tablets, laptops,… [ Keep reading ]

Spring Clean Your Neighborhood – We’ll Help!

City-Sponsored Neighborhood Cleanup Runs April – May Spring is almost here and now is the time for Seattleites to gear up and take part in the city’s longest-running neighborhood cleanup program – Spring Clean. Spring Clean, now in its 29th year, runs from April through May. Help pick up litter,… [ Keep reading ]

14,000 Seattle homes just became eligible for big rebates

Rainwise Program rebates average $4,500 for approved rain gardens or cisterns Fourteen thousand homes in north Seattle just became eligible for big rebates—average rebate $4,500—under the popular RainWise Program. A joint effort by Seattle and King County to fight water pollution, the RainWise Program offers rebates to cover up to… [ Keep reading ]

Though Snowpack Low, Seattle’s Water Supply Good

Though this year’s snowpack is significantly below average, Seattle’s current water supply outlook remains good. Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) has been storing additional rainfall in our reservoirs and making operational adjustments to compensate for the lower-than-normal snowpack. What is SPU doing to manage and ensure water supply?   • Holding… [ Keep reading ]

Think Spring – In the Garden

Act now for a beautiful yard that is easy on you and the environment: • Mulch your garden beds after spring weeding to limit weeds and prepare for the warmer weather ahead. • Plant new plants through mid-May; otherwise wait until fall. Use the ‘right plant in the right place’ for plants that thrive in your… [ Keep reading ]

Watch: Why Seattle’s food waste doesn’t belong in the dump

An inside look at the huge amounts of food waste that are thrown in the trash The City of Seattle now requires that residents deposit food waste and other compostable items into their food and yard waste carts—but why? A new video – What a waste! Seattle’s food waste doesn’t… [ Keep reading ]

Spring Clean Your Neighborhood – Starts April 1

It’s time for Spring Clean, Seattle’s premier community cleanup event. Seattle Public Utilities invites you and your neighbors to participate April 1 – May 31. Help pick up litter, stencil storm drains, or paint out graffiti. All Spring Clean projects are on public property. Volunteers receive free litter cleanup bags, gloves,… [ Keep reading ]

Test Your Knowledge of Disposal

It has been 2 months since the composting requirement has gone into effect and many are still struggling with the change. What’s recycle versus what’s compost? How about what just goes into the garbage? To further help with the transition let’s test your knowledge of the guidelines. 1. Raw Meat… [ Keep reading ]