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Fix a Leak Week is Here!

At a time when many people are looking to save money, homeowners could be unknowingly sending hundreds of dollars a year down the drain through water leaks. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), an average American home can waste more than 10,000 gallons of water each year due to… [ Keep reading ]

Solid Waste Collection Back to Normal Operations

SEATTLE —Garbage, yard waste and recycling collection will return to a normal schedule starting Monday, November 29. Customers whose containers were not collected on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday of last week will have them collected this week on their regularly scheduled pick-up day, and will be allowed to set out… [ Keep reading ]

No Garbage Collection Nov. 23

Garbage, yard waste and recycling collection has been delayed in Seattle for today, Tuesday, November 23, due to dangerous road conditions. Collection services will be available today in Seattle on a limited basis for large essential commercial accounts. Missed customers will be collected next Tuesday, November 30, and allowed to… [ Keep reading ]

Normal garbage collection Monday, Nov 22

Seattle food and yard waste, garbage and recycling collections will be on normal schedule today, Monday, Nov. 22. Seattle Public Utilities customers should place their containers out for collection by 7 a.m. to ensure collection. The City of Seattle’s North Recycling and Disposal Station in the Fremont/Wallingford area and the… [ Keep reading ]

Still seeing Styrofoam fast food containers?

It’s not garbage anymore – Seattle restaurants and coffee shops now must replace all single-use, throw-away food service ware and packaging with compostable or recyclable alternatives. That includes “Styrofoam” which was banned Jan. 1, 2009. Customers will see new disposal bins for compostable and recyclable discards, most with bold signs… [ Keep reading ]

Catch the rain and save

Now is a great time to purchase a rain barrel and take advantage of Seattle’s spring rains. Seattle Public Utilities customers can purchase high-quality rain barrels for $75 plus tax from the Seattle Conservation Corps. Similar rain barrels retail for over $100. Rain barrels allow gardeners to collect Seattle’s famed… [ Keep reading ]

Free Garden Classes Begin April 3

SEATTLE —Savvy Gardener classes and events scheduled for this April are welcome news for gardening aficionados, as well as for those whose thumbs aren’t quite so green. Starting on April 3, Savvy Gardener classes at local nurseries and gardens will focus on the popular topics of native plants and food… [ Keep reading ]

Normal water service restored to View Ridge

SEATTLE – Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) crews have restored normal water service to residents in the View Ridge neighborhood. Crews made an emergency repair to a 16-inch water main today which required moving approximately 50 View Ridge households to an alternative water distribution source to maintain water delivery. Normal water… [ Keep reading ]

Water main repair affects service to View Ridge area

SEATTLE – Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) crews are working to make an emergency repair to a 16-inch water main in the View Ridge neighborhood. The repair process required moving approximately 50 households to an alternative water distribution source to maintain water delivery. The repair is expected to be completed by… [ Keep reading ]

Program to Stem Stormwater Featured on KING-5 News

A Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) program that encourages Ballard residents to help slow the flow of stormwater in their neighborhood was featured on KING-5 News. Under SPU’s RainWise pilot program, eligible Ballard residents can get incentives for installing rain gardens or cisterns – which help to stem the flow of… [ Keep reading ]