Ed Murray, Mayor
11/26/2013 7:30:00 AM
Green Monday compost kit giveaway Dec. 2
Seattle Mariners helping to strike out the landfill this holiday season
SEATTLE - Need help composting giblets, green bean casserole and mincemeat pie, along with the rest of your unwanted Thanksgiving leftovers?
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in the period between Thanksgiving and New Year's, American households generate 25 percent more waste. To help Seattle residents cut their holiday "wasteline," Seattle Public Utilities and the Seattle Mariners are offering free kitchen compost containers to Seattle residents to help store and carry kitchen scraps to their food and yard waste carts this holiday season.
On Monday, December 2 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Seattle residents who pledge to recycle and compost will receive a collector's edition Felix Hernandez Kitchen Compost Caddy at the following locations:
- Seattle Tilth - Good Shepherd Center Rm. 107 - 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98103
- CleanScapes - 117 S Main St, Suite 300, Seattle, WA 98104
- SE Neighborhood Service Center - 3815 S Othello St., Suite 105, Seattle 98118
- SW Neighborhood Service Center - 2801 SW Thistle St., Seattle 98106-1479
Supplies are limited. The giveaway is limited to one kitchen container per Seattle household.
Last year, Seattle residents helped divert more than 125,000 tons of food scraps and yard debris from the landfill through composting.
To learn more about recycling, composting or reducing waste in Seattle, visit http://www.seattle.gov/util or call (206) 684-3000.
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