Seattle Recycling – Plastic Bags

New Seattle Recycling Rules

Starting January 1st, 2020 plastic bags and plastic wrap are no longer allowed in the Seattle recycling bin. Recycling processors have had a lot of problems with these items that easily wrap around the machinery causing stoppage and equipment malfunction. Below is some information that pinpoints exactly which items are no longer allowed:

  • Bags – grocery bags, produce bags, bread bags, zip-top type bags
  • Shipping pillows
  • Bubble wrap
  • Plastic wrap – such as packaging for items like paper towels, or toilet paper
  • Dry cleaning bags
  • Thin flexible plastic

How to dispose of these? Well you have a couple options.  You can put them in the garbage, or you can collect (clean and dry) items and take them to a drop off location.  To find your nearest drop off, visit

To learn more about Seattle recycling please visit

December Happenings around Seattle

There are lots of fun activities happening this month, see below for a few ways to spend the time…

The Nutcracker is at McCaw Hall from December 1-28.  For tickets, contact:

Snowflake Lane in Bellevue is from December 1-24.

Friday 12/6 is the Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition in downtown Seattle.  Groups gather outside Westlake Center and sing the night away

December 7-8 is the Urban Craft Uprising show at Exhibition Hall.  Learn more here:

On Lucky Friday the 13th, see the Christmas Ship Parade of Boats.  Brightly decorated boats will convene in Lake Union at 7:00pm and begin their promenade westward through the Fremont Cut.

Remember to visit local holiday light displays, especially those in the Olympic Manor Neighborhood in the Crown Hill area of Seattle. Enter at NW 85th St and 23rd Ave NW.

This year the Holiday Fun Run is on December 21st. Time to spread some holiday sweat, and cheer of course! So come out and enjoy one of the many distance runs and a warm holiday beverage at the end too. Based at beautiful Magnuson Park on the shores of Lake Washington for the scenic 5k, 10k and 15k run/walks. 

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The Weather is Changing…

The weather is changing – what does that mean for your landscape?

As we start to cool off and begin to experience stronger winds and rain, there are 3 simple things you can do to prepare your trees, shrubs and lawn for the change.

  1. No tree is immune to winter storms and can result in property damage. Weak or loose branches should be pruned out. Heavy branches can break under the weight of ice.  Consulting a landscaper for an evaluation is a good idea this time of year.
  2. This is also the time to have your lawn aerated, followed by a fertilizer designed to build a strong root system.
  3. In your garden, remove fallen leaves that could spread disease. Then put a 2 inch layer of mulch down to help prevent spring weeds.

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