Seattle’s new food waste law came into effect this January. For those who don’t produce any waste, the new law prohibits food in commercial garbage, now it has to make it into that green bin. The new requirement has now been effect for two months. In the lead up to the transition the City of Seattle made information available through the SPU website, mailings, and local billboards. New compost bins for the kitchen were available for residents at no cost.
You may or may not have heard the first steps SPU is taking to enforce the new requirement. Currently, violators receive a red tag on their garbage can and attention-grabbing move that caught the national media’s attention as well. The full story by KUOW is here. Beginning July 1st SPU will begin to fine violators starting at $1.
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