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Welcome to Curbwaste E-News! Curbwaste E-News is your monthly update of important conservation information and events around Seattle.

  Spring Clean Your Neighborhood

collection truckIt’s time for Spring Clean — Seattle’s premier community cleanup event. Seattle Public Utilities invites you and your neighbors to participate April 1 — May 31.

Help pick up litter, stencil storm drains, paint out graffiti, or remove invasive plants, in your community. All Spring Clean projects are on public property. Volunteers receive free litter cleanup bags, gloves, safety vests, and waste disposal permits. Learn more.

  Get Your Compost Coupon

collection truckNow through April 15th, cash in on the biggest discounts of the year on Cedar Grove compost, and deep discounts on kitchen food scrap containers and compostable bags.

Visit Compost Days today to find participating retailer and download your coupon.

For every coupon redeemed, Cedar Grove will donate a bag of compost to local gardens that are growing food to fight hunger.

Stop by your local Fred Meyer between March 15th and April 15th for great deals on Kitchen Kits with discounts up to 30 percent off! Learn more.

  Save Yourself a Trip to the Dump

collection truckSeattle Public Utilities has closed the North Transfer Station (1350 North 34th Street). A new, modern and efficient facility will to open on the same site in 2016.

What are your options while the North Transfer Station is closed?

Learn more about the North Transfer Station Rebuild Project.

  Take a Minute for World Water Day

collection truckWe provide some of the highest-quality drinking water in the nation because it comes from pristine, protected mountain sources: the Cedar River Watershed and South Fork Tolt River Watershed.

March 22 is World Water Day. Watch a short video to learn about our drinking water quality.

  Free! Auto Leaks Class

Help keep oil and other fluid leaks from your car from harming our local waterways and wildlife.

Join the experts at South Seattle Community College, Shoreline Community College, Renton Technical College and West Seattle High School for a free auto leaks class. Have your car inspected, learn where most leaks occur, how to fix them and get an oil spill cleanup kit.

Classes are offered usually from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Upcoming dates include the list below (call to confirm).

  • April 19, 2014: South Seattle Community College
  • May 17, 2014: South Seattle Community College

Register online or call (206) 684-3936.

  Have a Recycling Question? Ask Evelyn the Envelope!

collection truckAsk Evelyn the Envelope and maximize your recycling.

Use her "Look It Up" tool to see where your item goes.

You can also follow her on Facebook and get the latest on recycling changes.

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