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Last Day for Free Tree Recycling is Sunday

This Sunday, January 10, will be the last day Seattle residents can drop off their holiday trees and greens for free at Seattle Public Utilities’ North and South Recycling and Disposal Stations. The North Recycling and Disposal Station is located at North 34th Street and Carr Place North. The South… [ Keep reading ]

Resolve to Compost Food Waste, You’ll Save

Disposing of garbage is more expensive than food and yard waste. Because food and yard waste service is required for all single-family households, unless you compost in your backyard, it makes sense to recycle food scraps. The more food waste you put in your food/yard waste cart, the smaller the… [ Keep reading ]

Get Help Paying Your Utility Bill

If your household income is 70 percent or less of the state median, you are eligible to apply for the Utility Discount Program, which offers Seattle residents a 50 percent reduction on their utility bills for up to 18 months. Income requirements are listed below. Customers living in federally subsidized… [ Keep reading ]

Holiday Season Left You with Old Electronics?

Seattle Public Utilities will pick up and recycle TVs, computers and other electronic items from your curb for a $20 fee. Call (206) 684-3000 to request an electronics collection. Apartment residents should contact their building manager to arrange for electronics collection. Looking for a free option? Contact www.ecyclewashington.org or 1-800-RECYCLE… [ Keep reading ]

You Could Be Losing Dollars from a Leaky Toilet

A toilet that“keeps running” after you flush can waste thousands of gallons of water a year. Toilet leaks can range from small to large, constant or random. Many are even silent. Even a small, silent leak can easily waste $50 per year in water and sewer costs. Large leaks can… [ Keep reading ]

Make Sound Car Maintenance Decisions and Save!

Oil and Water Don’t Mix! Every year oil and other automotive fluids find their way to Puget Sound and other waterways, hurting wildlife and habitat. What’s the solution? Properly maintain your automobile. We’re here to help. Car maintenance coupons Save money while you make the best decisions for your car… [ Keep reading ]

No Solid Waste Collections on New Year’s Day

No garbage, food and yard waste or recycling collections are scheduled in Seattle on New Year’s Day, Friday, Jan. 1, 2010. Friday collections will occur on Saturday, Jan. 2. Please be sure to have your containers available by 7 a.m., to ensure collection. Both of the city’s recycling and disposal… [ Keep reading ]

Free Tree Recycling Dec. 26 – Jan. 10

Seattle residents who subscribe to curbside food and yard waste collection can put their trees and greens out on their regular collection day at no extra charge from Dec. 26, 2009 to Jan. 10, 2010. Trees should be cut into sections of six feet long or shorter, with branches trimmed to… [ Keep reading ]

No Solid Waste Collections on Christmas Day

No garbage, food and yard waste or recycling collections are scheduled in Seattle on Friday, Dec. 25. Friday collections will occur on Saturday, Dec. 26. Please be sure to have your containers available by 7 a.m., to ensure collection. Customers can report a missed garbage, food and yard waste or… [ Keep reading ]

Cold Arctic Air Forecast for Several More Days; Protect Your Pipes Now

With the National Weather Service forecasting continued freezing weather for much of this week, Seattle Public Utilities is advising residents of actions they can take to prevent burst pipes and costly repairs.  SPU says freezing temperatures often results in broken pipes, flooding and damage to private property. That can mean… [ Keep reading ]