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January 19, 2015 at 11:17 AM

Rail track proposed to move Cedar Grove compost off Smith Island

EVERETT — A group of businesses and property owners is proposing a short-line rail loop to move Cedar Grove compost off Everett’s Smith Island to markets outside western Washington. A plan submitted to the city calls for a 61-acre railroad terminal with a 1.8 mile-long loop track connected to the Burlington Northern Santa Fe mainline. The Daily…

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January 13, 2015 at 7:20 AM

Compost confusion? We’ll answer your questions

UPDATE 11:58 am: Some of the easier questions are answered below (scroll down). The trickier ones will be answered in a new post. Original post: Mandatory composting rules took effect for Seattle on Jan. 1, but many of us aren’t sure exactly what those rules are. We know food scraps are compostable; so are pizza boxes,…

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November 25, 2013 at 6:37 PM

Free Felix Hernandez-themed compost bins to be given out next week

The Mariners and Seattle Public Utilities are teaming up to give away free Felix Hernandez-themed compost bins. (Seattle Public Utilities photo) The Mariners and Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) are giving out free, Felix Hernandez-themed compost bins next week in hopes of that Seattle residents will cut down their holiday “wasteline.” The “collector’s edition” kitchen caddies will…

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