Following a large scale emergency, professional responders may not be immediately available as they are tasked with multiple priorities. Through CERT training, individuals and organizations learn life-saving response skills to help each other until professionals arrive.
City of Tukwila News
The City of Tukwila is pleased to announce the 2017 Tukwila Business Recycler of the Year winners – CASCADE VIEW ELEMENTARY AND JELD-WEN! This year the selection committee chose two winners, since each had very impressive waste reduction and recycling achievements.
The Tukwila Arts Commission encourages citizen participation in the arts, promotes arts in the Tukwila community and advises City officials on arts matters. The Arts Commission will be seeking to fill this vacancy immediately as they are in the midst of planning the 22nd Annual Fine Arts Show in conjunction with the Backyard Wildlife Festival. The position is open until filled, but a first review of applicants will happen on March 26, 2018.
The City operates a Utility Tax Relief Program for low-income seniors 62 or older, and disabled low income residents. Reduced rates on water/sewer, surface water, garbage service and cable TV bills are also available to persons 62 or older, and disabled low income residents.
Come down to the Tukwila Community Center on Tuesdays/Thurdays from 5:00pm – 8:00pm and Saturdays 10:00am – 2:00pm from January 9th through April 19th, 2018. Take the stress out of filing your taxes and have United Way of King County prepare your return for free! Households that make less than $66,000, with tax returns that do NOT involve business taxes, rental income, or sale of property or stocks, are eligible for this free service.
Starting in February of 2018, the Port of Seattle will convene a new community roundtable called SEA Stakeholder Advisory Round Table (StART). StART will provide an opportunity for Tukwila community members to discuss concerns and voice feedback regarding Sea-Tac Airports construction project, programs, and operations.
The core purpose of the annual Point in Time (PIT) Count is to collect data on the needs of people experiencing homelessness in our community. Volunteers will be asked to work in teams of 2-3 to conduct a visual count of individuals experiencing homelessness across King County.
Starting Jan. 2, 2018, self-haul customers at Bow Lake Recycling &Transfer Station will be asked to keep cardboard, scrap metal, yard waste and clean wood separate from their garbage and to place these items in marked recycling bins or areas at the facility. Customers can save time by separating recyclable materials from garbage before arriving at the facility.
In partnership with Waste Management, the City of Tukwila’s Cleanup Event allows residents to drop off hard to dispose of items such as electronic waste, scrap metal, large appliances, furniture, cardboard boxes and yard waste.