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Welcome to Curbwaste E-News! Curbwaste E-News is your monthly update of important conservation information and events around Seattle.
|Recycle & Save CFLs Saturday
Seattle City Light is partnering with Seattle Public Utilities to bring special energy-saving and CFL recycling events to the Shoreline Home Depot this Saturday, October 26. Bring your burned-out compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL) and we’ll replace them with free CFLs (limit five). Learn more >
|Free Film Screening October 29
Join a free screening of the award-winning documentary Trashed. The film follows Academy Award-winner Jeremy Irons as he sets out to discover the extent and effects of the global waste problem, traveling around the world to beautiful destinations tainted by pollution. Learn more >
|Set Clocks Back November 3 – Recycle Batteries & CFLs
Daylight Saving Time is a good reminder to test your home’s smoke detectors and change out old batteries. As winter approaches, it’s also a great time to replace burned-out light bulbs with energy-efficient CFL light bulbs. Learn more >
|Normal Solid Waste Collection for Veteran’s Day
Food and yard waste, garbage and recycling collections will be on normal schedule the week of November 11 – 18.
|Protect Salmon, Plant a Tree November 2
You’re invited to restore Seattle’s beautiful forested parks during the 8th annual Green Seattle Day on Saturday, November 2nd from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Salmon and wildlife need cool healthy waters. Good creek habitat includes gravel and woody debris with shade from stream-side native shrubs and trees. Learn more >
|Ghoulish Gourds Make Great Compost
When carving your jack-o’-lanterns, remember that those gross gourd guts make great compost. Keep them out of the landfill and put them in with your food and yard waste, where they will turn into compost and help next year’s pumpkins grow!
After Halloween, you can put your pumpkins in your food and yard waste cart (along with all that candy corn), too. Learn more >
|This Year Take Winter by Storm
Fall is here and that means winter is just around the corner. Are you ready for storm season?
Here are a few steps you can take to keep your family and property safe:
For more tips on how to prepare for storm season, visit http://www.takewinterbystorm.org.
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