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As a homeowner, you’ll find yourself using many of these services. From the essentials to the extras, Tamara’s utility guide brings together her preferred Seattle-area public services, providers and resources that homeowners need to know. 

Preferred Providers

Utilities and Communications

Seattle Public Utilities

Seattle City Light Co.

(206) 684-3000
seattle.gov/light

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

Combined Utility Billing (Water/Sewer/Garbage)

(206) 684-3000
seattle.gov/util

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

Gas

Puget Sound Energy

(888) 225-5773
pse.com

Insurance Program for Residential Oil Tanks

Pollution Liability Insurance Program For Residential Oil Tanks

Pollution Liability Application Link

Cable, Internet, Telephone

CenturyLink (TV, Internet, Telephone)

(877) 837-5738
centurylink.com

Comcast Cable (TV, Internet broadband, telephone)

(800)-XFINITY (800-934-6489)
comcast.com

Dish Network (HD TV)

(855) 611-2871
usdish.com

 

Public and 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) 296-0100
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
kingcounty.gov/non-emergency

Household Health & Environment Resources

Washington Toxics Coalition (Provides information on toxins in the home)
watoxics.org

Green Seal (Evaluates household products for their environmental impact and toxicity)
seattle.gov/transportation/arborist.htm

Environmental Protection Agency
epa.gov/iaq

American Lung Association (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)
alaw.org

Home Energy Consumption (Measure home energy use and show you how to conserve)
energysavvy.com

Disposing & Recycling Of Household Goods

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

King County Solid Waste Division (Exchange for household and building materials)
2good2toss.com

Too Good Too Toss (Washington State Department of Ecology’s exchange for reusable building materials and large household items)

(206) 684-5086
seattle.gov/transportation/parking/parkingrpz.htm

Household Hazardous Waste Sites (Location and hours of hazardous waste sites including burned-out Compact Fluorescent bulbs)
seattle.gov/householdhazardouswaste/

Earth 911 (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)

(877) 327-8491
Earth911.org

InterConnection (Support reuse by donating your old laptop computer and other electronics. A Seattle non profit that provides job training locally and distributes refurbished computers globally)

(206) 633-1517
interconnection.org

Eco-Friendly Gardening

The Saving Water Partnership (A group of Puget Sound water providers that have information about using water wisely, including a list of low-water-use plants)

(206) 684-7283
savingwater.org

Natural Lawn & Garden Hotline (Provides expert advice and educational materials on composting; building good soil and natural pest, weed and disease control)

(206) 684-8600
seattle.gov/dpd/

Seattle Conservation Corps (Compost bins for your yard and kitchen waste are available at a discount to Seattle residents from Seattle Public Utilities)
seattle.gov/parks/scc/

 

 

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