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Put Cash in Your Pocket When You Buy a Washer

Depending on the model you purchase, refunds of $50, $75, or $100 are available when you purchase your next washer. The WashWise Clothes Washer Rebate Program provides Seattle Public Utilities and Seattle City Light customers rebates when they purchase qualified resource-saving clothes washers.  In addition to the rebate your machine will… [ Keep reading ]

Don’t Dump Compact Fluorescents in the Garbage

These days many people are using compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) as an energy-saving alternative to traditional incandescent bulbs. CFLs use one-quarter less energy than incandescent bulbs and are safe to use. CFLs do contain mercury, which can be harmful when they are disposed of improperly. Mercury is not released unless… [ Keep reading ]

Save More than Just a Trip to the Transfer Station

Often when people have a bulky item they want to get rid of, like old furniture and appliances, they first think of going to the dump to get rid of it.  Did you know that you can have your bulky item picked up curbside? The cost could be the same… [ Keep reading ]

Tips for Preventing Local Flooding

With more rain forecast in Seattle for the coming week, here are four tips to help you prevent localized flooding in your neighborhood: Rake a drain. One of the best ways to protect your property is keeping drains clear of leaves and other debris. Completely remove leaves and debris from… [ Keep reading ]

It Pays for Businesses to Recycle

Seattle businesses with a commercial garbage account through one of the city’s solid waste contractors are eligible for the free two-cart recycling service. Also, when you separate materials for recycling, your garbage container will likely be less full. Don’t pay to have empty space hauled away! Instead, ask your garbage… [ Keep reading ]

FREE Pollution Spill Kits for Businesses

Resource Venture, a service of Seattle Public Utilities,  provides FREE pollution spill kits and plans to Seattle businesses to prevent oil, chemicals and other pollutants from spilling into the storm drainage system and going directly into our waterways without any treatment. Cleaning up is not just the right thing to… [ Keep reading ]

Free Toilets for Apartments and Condominiums

Multifamily property owners and managers can significantly reduce apartment building water bills by replacing old toilets (installed before 1994) with newer 1.6 gallon per flush models. Financial Incentives Through March 31, 2010, the Saving Water Partnership, which includes Seattle Public Utilities, is offering multifamily properties of four or more units… [ Keep reading ]

It Pays to Enroll in Multifamily Food Waste Collection

Apartment and condominium property managers can receive a one-time $100 credit on their building’s solid waste bill by signing up for food and yard waste collection and enrolling a volunteer steward as a Friend of Recycling and Composting (FORC). The benefits of food waste collection include: Helping prevent costly drain… [ Keep reading ]

Don’t Let Your Side Sewer Hit Your Pocketbook

Homeowners and building owners are responsible for maintaining and repairing their side sewer, a section of pipe that carries wastewater from your home or building’s plumbing system to the public sewer main (usually located under the street). As the property owner, you are responsible for replacing any sidewalks and roadway… [ Keep reading ]

Normal Solid Waste Collections for MLK Holiday

Seattle garbage, food and yard waste and recycling collections will be on normal schedule for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday, Monday, January 18. 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… [ Keep reading ]