We’ve had some prime yard-raking weather this week and last. So if you got out there and cleaned the place up, you’ve probably got piles of yard waste lying around waiting for the inevitable winds to blow it all away. What to do with it all? Seattle Public Utilities allows extra yard waste to be placed by the curb throughout the month of November.
Here are some details from the SPU website:
Have you raked more leaves than can fit in your food and yard waste cart? We’ve got you covered! As a thanks for raking leaves, Seattle Public Utilities provides free extra yard waste pick up for household customers in November. Just set out your extra yard waste next to your food and yard waste cart on your collection day. We’ll accept up to 10 bags of extra yard waste total per household between November 1 and 30. (That’s 10 extra bags for the month, not 10 extra bags per collection day.)
Extra yard waste must be in paper bags or placed in an extra container that contains only yard waste. Fallen branches and twigs can be tied into bundles up to 4 feet long by 2 feet in diameter and tied with fiber twine. Do not use wire, nylon cording, or plastic banding.