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Welcome to Curbwaste E-News! Curbwaste E-News is your monthly update of important conservation information and events around Seattle.
|Big Dig Scavenger Hunt
Now through April 15, you can join the region-wide scavenger hunt to receive free compost and other great prizes. When you use the map at compostdays.com to find “Corey—the Compostable Apple Core” in-person and report his location code, you’ll receive a coupon for a free bag of Cedar Grove compost!
You’ll also be entered to win a chance to be a contestant in a Big Dig event, where participants will compete for more than $1,000 in buried treasure!
|Look for Your Free Compost Coupon
Thanks to residents like you, Seattle diverted more than 125,000 tons of leftover food and yard waste from the landfill through composting.
As a way to thank you, Seattle Public Utilities and Cedar Grove are including a coupon for a free bag of compost when you buy two. View more information and the coupon in the latest issue of your utility newsletter CurbWaste & Conserve or @ Your Service.
|$2 Off Plastics Unwrapped
Plastics Unwrapped, a new exhibit from the Burke Museum, explores how material culture was changed—rapidly and perhaps permanently—by plastics. Learn what life was like before plastics, how they are made, why they’re so convenient and beneficial to use, and what happens after we throw them away.
View more information and the admission coupon.
|35% Off Kitchen Scrap Compost Kits
For a limited time, get a kitchen food scrap collector with 20 compostable bags and a pack of organic lettuce seeds for just $13.99 plus tax. These attractive and convenient containers make collecting food scraps in your kitchen clean and easy.
|$100,000 Neighborhood Recycling Rewards
Seattle Public Utilities, CleanScapes and Waste Management are offering $100,000 in prizes to help residents reduce waste and recycle more in their neighborhoods.
You can help earn some green for your neighborhood by making your neighborhood greener!
|Time to Give Your Neighborhood a Spring Clean
It’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, remove invasive plants, or join an event in your community. All Spring Clean projects are on public property. Volunteers receive free litter cleanup bags, gloves, safety vests, and waste disposal permits.
Get started today! Call (206) 233-7187, or register online.
|Learn to Be a Savvy Gardener
Join us! Our free Savvy Gardener classes are designed to inspire you while sharing practical advice on creating and maintaining beautiful, healthy landscapes that are good for you and good for the environment.
The classes – starting mid-March throughout most of King County – cover many topics, including setting up food gardens, improving your soil, creating successful plant combinations, and installing drip irrigation.
Go to savingwater.org for a complete list of our spring classes. Sponsored by the Saving Water Partnership, Seattle Public Utilities and the Cascade Water Alliance.
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|Spring Means Mowing: Consider Grasscycling|
Save Time and Money When You Mulch
Grasscycling means leaving your clippings on the lawn to break down and feed the soil. Studies show that grasscycling:
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