Free Extra Yard Waste Pickup this Month

Don’t forget! If you currently have yard waste pick up through the City of Seattle, you can dispose of additional leaves/yard waste during the month of November.

Free extra yard waste pickup in November

Extra yard waste fees are not charged in November, when customers are asked to keep fall leaves out of drains to reduce the risk of flooding. Households can put out up to 10 bags of extra yard waste per collection day for free from November 1 to 30.

Please note that this free service is only available to customers who are currently billed for regular food and yard waste collection.

FREE Extra Yard Waste Pick Up November!

Seattle Public Utilities is offering up to 10 additional yard waste bags to be picked up during your regular scheduled collection day with no additional charge.

This offer is good throughout the month of November.

This is an attempt to help keep the drains from getting clogged with leaves.

With the forecasted weather that’s heading our way, including a Gale Warning starting tomorrow at noon through Friday at 12:00 am (as of 11/3/21 12:19pm), clearing the drains is always a good idea!

Broken News: Tree Down on Jacobsen is now Free Firewood

Thanks to the thoughtful neighbor who put up this sign at the top of Jacobson. 
The downed tree is now a neatly stacked pile of nice sized firewood along Jacobson…just look for the sawdust for the free firewood.

PS: Scupper says Jacobson Road is pretty much bare and wet.

Photo Credit: Scupper

Micro Libraries on Beach Drive

Micro-libraries are springing up all over and on Beach Drive, we have at least two (please let us know if we’re missing any)! These private mini-libraries offer free books and often encourage the community to borrower a book and perhaps, leave or donate a book. Each micro-library has their own unique design and personality.

This is the first micro-library that I noticed on Beach Drive. It’s located by 4171 Beach Drive.

This micro-library is located at 4710 Beach Drive, features a mini-garden along with a couple of chairs to relax in, should you decide to start reading there.

Want to find other micro-libraries in your area? Check out  which features an interactive map.  I wasn’t able to locate our Beach Drive libraries on the map – however, you’ll notice there are several others located in West Seattle.

I’ve been meaning to write this post for quite a while…you could say it’s over-due. 🙂

Just doesn’t sit well…

UPDATE 8;47 PM 5/16/2014: We visited the site. The party is on… the chair is gone.

The now infamous Lazyboy of Beach Drive sits at party central in Mee-Kwa-Mooks park. This is a follow-up to yesterday’s post where a neighbor wanted someone to claim their chair that was left in front of their house.

IMG_2645A good perch for a “Mr. Rogers” type father figure to deliver a fireside chat?? Naw, more like a raging hot spot for delinquents to bust up some more PBR 40 ouncers and maybe a virgin sacrifice topped off with a chair burning ceremony!  Not that I’m against all that… just not in our parks please.

NOTE: Another neighbor to the park has called the Park’s Dept to haul it away before tonight’s festivities.


Scupper, reporting for Beach Drive Blog.

Is this your chair?

We had a request from a Beach Drive neighbor:

Earlier today, there was a white chair sitting outside of a house on Beach Drive between LaRustica and 61st and Beach Drive with a “Free” sign on it.

Unfortunately, I can’t remember the exact place.

Well, nobody seemed to be interested because whoever it was, dumped the chair at the corner of 56th Ave SW and SW Oregon.

Perhaps if you post a picture of the chair, it might pique someone’s memory and we can track down these litter bugs…


So if this was your chair… or if you would like a free chair, please swing by 56th and Oregon and pick it up. 🙂

FREE STUFF at 4700 Beach Drive

Calling all Pickers: there’s some FREE  stuff on the sidewalk on west side of the 4700 block of Beach Drive.


At the time of this photo, we spied a mini fridge, skate board and a small folding anchor.

If you have a garage sale, free stuff along Beach Drive, we’re happy to post it.

FREE Stuff

The Beach Drive neighbor at 4717 Beach Dr is moving away and has an assortment of items on the curb for “free” including pots, pans, dishes, childrens toys. He says it’s yours for the taking if you’re interested.

Only a Few More Weekends to Tour the Alki Light House

P7170132 The Alki Light House is open for tours every weekend from 1:00 – 4:00 pm until Labor Day.

It's an amazing bit of Seattle history and a beautiful place to visit.  Established in 1887, the current tower was first lit in 1913, the lighthouse will be celebrating her 100th birthday in a couple years!

PS: the tours are FREE!

Come check it out before Labor Day!   Here are more of my photos of the Alki Point Lighthouse.

West Seattle Blog has a nice article with more details about the Alki Point Lighthouse.



Where the Water Begins: Free Workshop from the King Conservation District

The King Conservation District is holding a series of free workshops for property owners along the marine shorelines and bluffs of King County.   Beach Drive has plenty of waterfront and bluff homes that have faced recent potential issues with mud slides. 

The workshop will provide an opportunity to learn about the ecological, geological and vegetation management issues associated with owning waterfront property.

Topics will include:

  • Understanding marine near-shore and riparian ecology
  • Recognizing geologic hazards
  • Using native vegetation to reduce erosion and to improve fish and wildlife habitat

Who should attend:

  • Beach property owners interested in a stable natural shoreline
  • Bluff property owners interested in reducing the potential for erosion and landslides
  • Any marine shoreline or bluff property owner interested in improving fish and wildlife habitat.

When and where:

All workshops are from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm (indoor session) and 12:30 – 3:30 pm (optional pre-order boxed lunch $12 and field trip).


  • Kollin Higgins, King County DNRP WLRD
  • Peter Landry, City of Normand Park
  • Elliott Menashe, Greenbelt Consulting
  • Brandy Reed, Conservation District

To register or for more information contact Brandy Reed at 425-282-1924 or