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Seattle Utilities providing free locks for recycle, garbage bins after arsons

Update: The Seattle Fire Department just told us that they erroneously reported that the locks are for residential as well as commercial. Turns out they are only for businesses that use the large dumpsters for garbage and recycling.

The Seattle Fire Department has just announced that Seattle Public Utilities will provide free locks for recycling and garbage containers for all businesses in the Greenwood neighborhood, in the wake of the recent arson spree.

The boundaries for the free lock program are: NW 75th Street to North 90th Street, and from 3rd Ave NW to Fremont Ave North. Business owners can call Waste Management Customer Service at 1-800-592-9995 to get a free lock for containers provided by Seattle Public Utilities contracted service providers.

Though the Greenwood Arson suspect was arrested last Friday, Seattle Fire Department encourages residents to continue to be vigilant about cleaning up around their businesses and homes. Click on the following links for additional tips on how to prevent arson:

Arson Tips for Residents

Arson Tips for Businesses

Arson Tips in Spanish

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