garbage http://kuow.org en Garbage Collection Advice From Oregon: 'Go For It' http://kuow.org/post/garbage-collection-advice-oregon-go-it <p>David Hyde talks with Michael Armstrong, senior sustainability manager for the City of Portland, about Portland's biweekly trash program. Seattle is currently considering a proposal to reduce garbage collection to every other week.<br /> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 23:09:38 +0000 David Hyde & Hannah Burn 29142 at http://kuow.org Garbage Collection Advice From Oregon: 'Go For It' Possible Rate Hikes For Seattle Public Utilities Customers http://kuow.org/post/possible-rate-hikes-seattle-public-utilities-customers <p>Steve Scher talks with Ray Hoffman, director of Seattle Public Utilities, about the possible rate hikes for Seattle residents. SPU is hosting <a href="http://www.seattle.gov/util/AboutUs/Management/Director/StrategicBusinessPlan/index.htm">four public meetings</a> to collect comments from the community. <a href="http://www.seattle.gov/util/AboutUs/Management/Director/StrategicBusinessPlan/index.htm"> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 23:17:50 +0000 Steve Scher & Hannah Burn 28324 at http://kuow.org Possible Rate Hikes For Seattle Public Utilities Customers Seattle Compost Is A Hot Potato http://kuow.org/post/seattle-compost-hot-potato <p></p><p>Seattle city council members are scheduled to vote Monday on legislation that could change where the city's food and yard waste ends up. But the latest plan is raising a stink east of the Cascades.</p><p> Sat, 23 Mar 2013 01:11:52 +0000 Derek Wang 10246 at http://kuow.org Seattle Compost Is A Hot Potato Seattle Ends Biweekly Trash Pickup Pilot Program http://kuow.org/post/seattle-ends-bi-weekly-trash-pickup-pilot-program <p></p><p></p><p>Many Seattle residents are grateful for the new year because it means that their garbage will be picked up every week. At least for now.</p><p>For the past six months, 800 Seattle households participated in a <a href="http://www.seattle.gov/util/environmentconservation/projects/onelesstruckproject/">pilot program</a> that experimented with picking up the trash every other week. The affected neighborhoods were roughly in the four corners of the city and included Wedgewood.<br><br> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 16:54:08 +0000 Derek Wang 6148 at http://kuow.org Seattle Ends Biweekly Trash Pickup Pilot Program