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Archives for November 2016

No Garbage, Recycling, Food and Yard Waste Collection on Thanksgiving Day

South Transfer Station closed Thursday, November 24 SEATTLE — Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, no garbage, food and yard waste or recycling will be collected in Seattle on Thursday, Nov. 24. Collections scheduled for Thursday will occur on Friday, and Friday collections will occur on Saturday. Customers should place their… [ Keep reading ]

What to do with fats, oils, and grease

The holidays are upon us—that means cooking, baking, and big holiday meals. It can also mean clogged sewer lines and sewage overflows. Fats, oils, and grease (F.O.G.) resulting from food preparation can build up in sewer pipes. Over time this buildup can cause blockages and backups. (Want an extreme example of… [ Keep reading ]

America Recycles Day

Tuesday, Nov. 15 is America Recycles Day—a nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling. To celebrate America Recycles Day, Seattle Public Utilities, along with Cedar Grove, ECOSS, Recology Cleanscapes, Seattle Tilth, and Waste Management, is hosting outreach booths at seven grocery stores across the city. This is a great opportunity to… [ Keep reading ]

Ballard natural drainage: systems of nature, networks of people

Guest post by Seattle Public Utilities’ Protect Our Waters team. The Ballard area contributes about one-third of Seattle’s total combined sewer overflows (CSOs). CSOs occur in this area because the storm and sewer system is combined. During heavy rains the volume of stormwater runoff overwhelms this combined system, causing an… [ Keep reading ]

Top Tips for Preventing Food Waste

How much food do you throw out? The average American throws away over 200 pounds of food every year.[1] That adds up to over $40 billion worth of household food waste annually. But money isn’t the only thing we’re wasting when we toss out a mushy apple or last night’s… [ Keep reading ]