Conscience Clearing

How to Get Rid of Stuff in Seattle

How to recycle and donate TVs, fridges, extra canned food, and everything in between, whether you're moving or just tidying up.

04/21/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Green is the New Black

This Year, Seattle Is Relearning How to Recycle...We Hope

We see ourselves as a green city in more ways than one. But when it comes to recycling, we've got some work to do.

01/14/2020 By Nicole Pasia

Waste Not

The Life-Changing Magic of Recycling Right

Seattle startup Ridwell takes what the city’s blue bins won’t.

05/29/2019 By Rosin Saez

Morning Fizz

Anti-Semitism Creeps into Recent Black Lives Matter March

Recent Black Lives Matter rally marred by anti-Semitic rhetoric.

08/26/2015 By Josh Feit


Seattle's New Compost Law

As Seattle Public Utilities rolls out new rules for food scraps, we dive into the compost system.

01/05/2015 By Matthew Halverson

City Hall

Extra Fizz: Council Says Compost or Pay the Price

Council adopts rules that require everyone, including tenants, to toss their food waste in a compost bin.

09/23/2014 By Erica C. Barnett


PubliCalendar: Spaghetti, Utilities, and a Bike Extravaganza

Today's picks for civic nerds.

02/28/2014 By Genie Leslie


PubliCalendar: Drink for the Watershed and Eat for the North Helpline

Today's picks for civic nerds.

02/27/2014 By Genie Leslie

Afternoon Jolt

Monday Jolt: Murray Retreats on Once-Every-Two-Weeks Garbage Pickup

The day's winners and losers.

02/24/2014 By Erica C. Barnett


Kittitas County Fights to Keep Seattle’s Compost Out of Its Backyard

So where do we put all of that smelly organic waste—and should we care who’s affected?

05/22/2013 By Matthew Halverson

City Hall

Utility Sale to Shoreline Could Cost City $2 Million a Year, Increase Water Rates

A proposal to divest some $26 million of the city utility's assets could cost the city millions a year---and mean a rate increase for Seattle residents.

07/30/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

City Employees Punished for Giving Selves, Family Members Breaks on Utility Bills

Several Seattle city employees are sanctioned for giving themselves and family members sweet deals on their utility payments.

12/02/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

SPU: Rates Going Up, But We Still Pay Less Than Other Cities

Seattle Public Utilities chief tells council: Rates are going up, but we still pay less for water overall than comparable cities.

10/06/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

21st Century Philanthropy

01/19/2010 By Chris Kissel