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Free Tree Composting Ends Sunday 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 four inches in diameter. The […]

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Kitchen Compost Container Giveaway Today

Last year, fans at Safeco Field helped recycle or compost more than 90 percent of their waste. To recognize their efforts, Seattle Public Utilities and the Seattle Mariners are offering free kitchen compost containers to Seattle residents to help store and carry kitchen scraps to their food and yard waste carts. Today, Wednesday, January 7, […]

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Seattle Mariners Kitchen Caddy Giveaway Jan. 7

Last year, fans at Safeco Field helped recycle or compost more than 90 percent of their waste. To recognize their efforts, Seattle Public Utilities and the Seattle Mariners are offering free kitchen compost containers to Seattle residents to help store and carry kitchen scraps to their food and yard waste carts. At 10 a.m. on […]

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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. Here a are more tips […]

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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, regular Christmas lights and alkaline […]

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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 garbage. Gift wrap: Reuse or […]

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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 recycle your holiday lights for […]

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Worst Halloween Candy Contest

From Candy Corn to Peeps, there are plenty of Halloween “treats” that terrify Seattle residents. Vote for your least favorite Halloween candy by October 27 and you’ll be entered to win a kitchen compost collector – great for carrying unwanted leftovers to your food and yard waste cart, where they will be turned to compost […]

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Hurry! BioBag Sale Ends Soon

It’s not garbage anymore! Vegetable and fruit trimmings, meat, fish, poultry scraps, bones, plate scrapings, egg shells, coffee grounds, paper towels and napkins – even pizza delivery boxes – all can be composted in your yard waste cart. Food scrap containers and compostable bags can make kitchen food scrap collection clean and easy. Now through […]

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Seattle 56, Denver 14

Some fans talk trash. Others recycle it. Seattle businesses and residents recycled and composted more than 56 percent of their waste last year. Denver recycled just 14 percent. As the Seattle fans prepare for this Sunday’s rematch against their Super Bowl rivals, Seattle Public Utilities offers the 12th Man some tips to help make the clean up of […]

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