So you live in Wallingford and, of course, you faithfully collect your food scraps and haul them out to the yard waste cart. But do you yearn for a container that’s a bit more stylish than that old quart-size yogurt container? Now’s your chance.
The City of Seattle is offering compost buckets (pictured right) to give – for free – to residents who pledge to compost. The buckets retail for about $15 and are dishwasher-safe.
Pick up your free compost collector at the Wallingford Community Senior Center. Their office is in the lower level of the Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N. Hours are Monday 9:30 am – 5 pm and Tuesday – Friday 8:45 am – 5 pm.
Our Recycling Challenge gets credit for one outreach activity for every 30 pledges we receive, whether a bucket is wanted or not. To pledge you must sign a paper form; there is no on-line pledge form.
Think Green Recycling Challenge update: In February Friday North* volunteers once again won the $2,000 monthly prize for organizing the most outreach activities. Wallingford / Friday North has won $9,000 in outreach prizes to date.
Friday North is in fourth place in the primary contest of reducing pounds of garbage per household, as published in the most recent Challenge neighborhood standings.
The Recycling Challenge is a contest sponsored by Waste Management for the 10 Seattle neighborhoods it services with residential waste pickup. Of those 10, the neighborhood route that reduces its garbage per household the most from October 2013 – March 2014 as compared to a year earlier will win $25,000 to award to local non-profits.
*Friday North – the route name comes from the day Wallingford has recycling, trash, and yard waste picked up by Waste Management trucks, and we’re in north Seattle.