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National Preparedness Month

Imagine you are at work or at home and your child is at school or on a playdate when a disaster strikes. Do they know what to do if you are not around?

September is National Preparedness Month and we encourage you to “Be Prepared, Not Scared!”

Preparing your family for an emergency is as simple as a conversation over dinner. Get started today with resources available through these websites:

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Crosswalk safety reminder

Safer school walk routes are available in our community thanks to your support of the Safe Streets & Sidewalks Levy and we have a video to remind students about how to use crosswalks in our community.

Wastemobile Sept 13 to Sept 15 at Seattle Times Building in Bothell


The Wastemobile is back for two final events in 2019! Stop by The Seattle Times Building Sept. 13 – 15 and Oct. 18 – 20 to safely dispose of your household hazardous waste. For a full list of accepted items, request a Wastemobile checklist at or visit

Community shred event, Sept 14, 10 am to 1 pm, Bothell

Have sensitive documents to dispose?

Don’t miss the Community Shred Event on Sat, Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Evergreen Church parking lot (3429 240th St. SE Bothell, WA 98021). City of Bothell residents can drop off three paper grocery bags or two file/copy boxes of documents for secure shredding, non-perishable food donations for a local food bank, clean and dry Styrofoam, and bagged plastic bags for recycling. For more information, visit

Times are strict; no drop offs before or after the event will be accepted. 
Also, event attendees will not be able to watch material be shredded. You will drop off items in bin and bins will be transported to the shred truck for shredding by event staff.

Call 4253988612 for voucher

Recycling Collection Event

If you have large appliances, scrap metal, clean wood, or other special items that need to be recycled, pick up a voucher for our annual Recycling Collection Event now through Nov. 1 at The Recology Store. City of Bothell residents can request up to two vouchers per year, eligible for use at the Shoreline Recycling and Transfer Station. Visit for details..

Pet Parade September 15

Pet Parade &
Pop-up Dog Park Extension

Get your costumes ready and join us for a Pet Parade at Park at Bothell Landing this Sunday, September 15, from 11:00am-1:00pm. Event will be held, rain or shine! Registration and more info at

Thanks to our community's feedback, the Pop-up Dog Park at Park at Bothell Landing will remain open until Tuesday, October 15, with a new Pop-up Dog Park opening at the City Hall campus in mid-November. The Parks and Recreation Department will also be taking community feedback to Council this fall as part of the PROS (Parks Recreation Open Space) process for further direction on this popular park amenity.

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Pollution Prevention Week

Celebrate Pollution Prevention Week Sept. 16 – 22! Simple actions like reporting spills, taking your car to a commercial car wash, fixing vehicle leaks, and much more can make a world of difference in preventing pollution. Take a pledge to reduce pollution and learn more at

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Natural Yard Care Workshops 

Sept. 18 / Sept. 25 / Sept. 28

Come soak up some knowledge at our free natural yard care workshops this month! From designing a yard your plants will love to building your own rain barrel at a hands-on workshop, everyone can learn something new. Sign up for one, two, or all three workshops at

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New Utility Billing System for City of Bothell Water & Sewer Accounts 

If you are a current water and sewer customer, you should have received a blue mailer in July with your new account number and customer identification number.  Customers who use automated banking must update their banking information with the new City of Bothell Water and Sewer account number-customer ID combination for payments to apply correctly to their account in the new utility billing system. 

Customers will notice a new look to their bills mailed at the end of September for July and August service. More information about Utility Billing is available at

Fire Department open house October 12, 2019

Fire Department's Open House

Save the date and join the Bothell Fire Department for their annual Fire Prevention Week Open House on Saturday, October 12 from 10 3 p.m. Meet your local firefighters and enjoy station tours, live safety demonstrations, bike helmet fittings, raffles and exciting activities for the whole family! See additional details today!

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