Utilities and Public Information

UTILITIES

SeattlePublic Utilities:

Seattle City Light Co.                seattle.gov/light/ 206-684-3000

Please note: to close or open and account, electric meter must be read

Combined Utility Billing            seattle.gov/util/ 206-684-3000

(Water/Sewer/Garbage)

Please note: to close or open water service account the meter must be read

Puget Sound Energy                                 pse.com 888-225-5773

Qwest (Telephone & DSL)                      qwest.com 800-475-7526

Comcast Cable                                          comcast.com 877-COMCAST

(TV, Broadband, telephone)                                                                                  877-266-2278


PUBLIC & LOCAL GOVERNMENT INFORMATION

SEATTLE

Customer Service Bureau/ City Government Info                                         206-684-2489

seattle.gov/customerservice

Street Trees / City Arborist                                                                                  206-684-8733

seattle.gov/transportation/arborist.htm
Residential Zone Parking Permits                                                                       206-684-5086

seattle.gov/transportation/parking/parkingrpz.htm

Department of Planning & Development (General Information)             206-684-8600

seattle.gov/dpd/

Crime Information/Sex Offender Registry                                                       206-625-5011

seattle.gov/police/crime/


KING COUNTY

 

King County Property Services                                                                            206-296-6600

kingcounty.gov/property.aspx

King County Tax Assessor                                                                206-296-7300

kingcounty.gov/assessor.aspx

Metro Transit                                                                                  206-553-3000

metro.kingcounty.gov/
Non-Emergency Numbers by Zip                                                                          206-296-3830

kingcounty.gov/linksbyzip

HOUSEHOLD HEALTH & ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES


Washington Toxics Coalition                       watoxics.org 206-632-1545

(Provides information on toxins in the home)
Green Seal                                                       greenseal.org

(Evaluates household products for their environmental impact and toxicity)
Environmental Protection Agency             epa.gov/iaq
American Lung Association                         alaw.org

(Provides free Home Health Assessments, trained volunteers go to your home and identify health hazards and help you put together a plan to improve your home’s air quality)
Home Energy Consumption                         energysavvy.com

(Measure home energy use and show you how to conserve)


Disposing & RECYCLING of Household Goods:


King County Solid Waste Division               your.kingcounty.gov/solidwaste/facilities/index.asp

(Database of businesses and organizations that accept unwanted items)
King County Solid Waste Division               your.kingcounty.gov/solidwaste/exchange/index.asp

(Exchange for household and building materials)
Too Good Too Toss                                          2good2toss.com

(Washington State Department of Ecology’s exchange for reusable building materials and large household items)
Household Hazardous Waste Sites             cityofseattle.net/util/Services/Garbage/index.asp

(Location and hours of hazardous waste sites including burned-out Compact Fluorescent bulbs)
Earth 911                                                             Earth911.org

(Locates disposal options by ZIP code; call the U.S. Environmental Recycling Hotline at 877.327.8491; or contact your local waste-management agency for community guidelines)
InterConnection                                                interconnection.org 206-633-1517

(Support reuse by donating your old laptop computer and other electronics.  A Seattlenobprofit that provices job training locally and distributes refurbished computers globally)                                


ECO-FRIENDLY GARDENING

 

The Saving Water Partnership                      savingwater.org 206-684-7283

(A group of Puget Soundwater providers that have information about using water wisely, including a list of low-water-use plants)
Natural Lawn & Garden Hotline                    seattletilth.org 206-633-0451

(Provides expert advice and educational materials on composting; building good soil and natural pest, weed and disease control)
SeattleConservation Corps:                          seattle.gov/util/Services/Yard/Composting

(Compost bins for your yard and kitchen waste are available at a discount to Seattleresidents from Seattle Public Utilities)