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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,…


Comments | More in Environment, General news | Topics: compost, recycling, trash

December 1, 2014 at 2:13 PM

Millions of pounds of TVs, electronics recycled in state

The Associated Press Washington state residents have recycled more than 250 million pounds of TVs, computers and other electronics since 2009. The Department of Ecology on Monday said the state’s E-Cycle program has kept an estimated 23 million pounds of lead out of landfills. Many electronics contain toxic materials such as lead, cadmium and mercury. Equipment collected through the…


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August 3, 2012 at 1:12 PM

Wednesday garbage to be picked up Saturday

Garbage haulers in parts of King and Snohomish County are trying to catch up after an eight-day garbage strike. Waste Management garbage, recycling and food/yard waste haulers will collect on Saturday those customers missed on Wednesday because of the strike. Cans should be left out until 6 p.m. Friday customers should have gotten service. If not, the city…


Comments | Topics: garbage strike, recycling, transfer station