Starting in mid-November, the data graph will be updated each month and we’ll be able to see how our ‘hood is doing at reducing its landfill footprint.
In the middle of the web site above, use the “Click Here” link to find Wallingford in the Friday North area on the Seattle route map. Friday refers to the day that garbage, recycling, and yard waste are picked up. Wallingford is in the North Seattle route for that day.
Now – how you can help win that $50,000, with our Waste Reduction Tip of the Week:
To save money on garbage pickup, switch to a smaller container.
The monthly rates for curb or alley pickup of garbage effective January 1, 2011 are:
Micro-can (12 gallon) – $16.55
Mini-can (20 gallon) – $20.30
One can (32 gallon) – $26.40
Two 32 gallon cans or one 64 gallon cart – $52.80
Three 32 gallon cans or one 96 gallon cart – $79.20
Additional 32 gallon can – $26.40
Extra garbage (per bundle, maximum weight 60 pounds) – $8.10
Click here to change the size of the garbage container you are currently using, go to this web site. You will need the SPU account number and the last name of the account holder to complete the online form.
As a reminder, here’s a recap of what is allowed in garbage, recycling, and yard waste collected by Waste Management:
Future tips will help you keep recyclable and compostable items out of your trash.