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Become a Master Composter

Seattle Tilth trains new Master Composter volunteers this spring. The average American throws away over 200 pounds of food every year.[1] When all of this food waste ends up in the landfill, it generates nearly one quarter of annual U.S  methane emissions in the U.S. (methane is a greenhouse gas far… [ Keep reading ]

FAQ: Can I compost my dog’s waste?

Answer: Nope! Due to public health concerns pet waste is not allowed in curbside food and yard waste carts. All pet waste should be tossed in the garbage. Tip: Double bag the poop, and tie tightly to remove air from inside the bag. Removing the excess air prevents the bag… [ Keep reading ]

FAQ: Do I have to pay for extra recycling?

Answer: Nope! Seattle residents can recycle as much as they want for no charge. If you do have extra recyclables, put them next to your recycling cart in sturdy bins, boxes or 32-gallon cans. Flatten any cardboard boxes. If you regularly have extra recycling, you can also request an additional container

Correction for NY Times drinking water error

A Jan. 6, 2015 New York Times Magazine article, The Lawyer Who Became DuPont’s Worst Nightmare, erroneously reported that the manufactured fluro-chemical perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) has been detected in Seattle’s drinking water supply. PFOAs have been sampled for—and not found—in Seattle’s drinking water. Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) provides pure mountain… [ Keep reading ]

South Transfer Station Hours Are Changing

Seattle Public Utilities’ South Transfer Station extended evening hours will end after Jan. 15, 2016. New hours, effective Jan. 16, 2016, will be as follows: 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 7 days a week Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day; open July 4th. For more information,… [ Keep reading ]