Mayor Murray (2014-2017) Archive videos

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Ed Murray served as mayor of the city of Seattle from 2014 to 2017, leaving office on September 13, 2017. 

Mayor updates on Seattle Composting program
Mayor updates on Seattle Composting program

Since January 1, 2015, the City of Seattle has not allowed food or compostable paper, including pizza boxes, paper napkins and paper towels, in the garbage. Part of the city's solid waste comprehensive plan, the food waste requirements were passed earlier this year by the Seattle City Council and signed into law by Mayor Murray. The ordinance is projected to divert as much as 38,000 more tons of food scraps from the landfill each year, helping Seattle achieve its goal to recycle or compost 60 percent of its waste.


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