Seattle businesses and residents recycled and composted more than 56 percent of their waste last year. Boston recycled just 24 percent.
As the Seattle Seahawks prepare for the Super Bowl this weekend against the New England Patriots, Seattle Public Utilities offers the 12th Man some tips to help make victory party clean up green and easy:
1) Skittles thrown on your floor and other unwanted leftover food are compostable. Put them in your food and yard waste cart and they’ll be turned into compost that helps turf grow.
2) Candy wrappers, potato chip bags, plastic cutlery, fruit and vegetable stickers and plastic containers with food on it go in the garbage.
3) Cardboard pizza boxes, chicken bones, paper napkins go in your food and yard waste cart.
4) Bottles, cans, paper, clean plastic food containers and empty plastic and paper cups all go in the recycling cart. Lids wider than 3 inches also can be recycled.
5) Place containers for composting, recycling and garbage near each other so that your party guests know where stuff goes, so you don’t have to sort it out for them.
6) Not sure where it goes? Visit www.seattle.gov/util/lookitup