Since the food waste program began last March, Seattle residents have increased recycling food scraps by a whopping 47%. According to Seattle Public Utilities, this puts Seattle’s recycling food waste at “approximately 10 times the national average”!
To reward us for our fine efforts, Seattle Public Utilities (SPU), in partnership with Cedar Grove Composting, has launched “Compost Days”. Starting today, though May 30, Seattle residents can get two free bags of Cedar Grove compost, and free Green Kitchen Kits.
Coupons for the compost and kitchen kits were on SPU’s CurbWaste and Conserve Newsletter that was distributed in late March. But, if you were like me, and you accidentally recycled said newsletter, the coupons will be available again in the Pacific Northwest Magazine in the Sunday Seattle Times later this month and all through May. You can also click here and print off the coupon.
The free bags of compost are available at selected locations and the kitchen kits can be picked up at SPU Neighborhood Service Centers. I’ve listed a few closest to Wallingford, but you can find more locations by clicking here.
Update: A reader commented that SPU will not accept Xeroxed compost coupons from the online link, but only those from the newsletter and from the Seattle Times. When I phoned SPU for comment, I was also informed that they’ve already run out of the kitchen kits! On their first day!
I’ll look into the compost/coupon situation and will follow up here on the post.
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