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2017 Solid Waste Division news & topics

The latest news items are always displayed on the Solid Waste Division home page. Older items are archived here. Read all 2017 news items related to the Solid Waste Division below, or look through the archives (on the left, by year).

20
OCT

KOMO4 News: Eek-o-friendly Halloween costumes
King County EcoConsumer Tom Watson's regular segment on KOMO4 News.

20
SEP

KOMO4 News: Green garden harvest
King County EcoConsumer Tom Watson's regular segment on KOMO4 News.

23
AUG

KOMO4 News: Fixing the Planet - Repair Events
King County EcoConsumer Tom Watson's regular segment on KOMO4 News.

21
JUN

KOMO4 News: Eco-Summer
King County EcoConsumer Tom Watson's regular segment on KOMO4 News.

6
JUN

'Secure Your Load Day:' King County reminds motorists how to improve road safety
June 6 is "Secure Your Load Day," and the King County Solid Waste Division encourages everyone to properly secure their loads to keep roadways safe, avoid fees, and prevent litter.

24
MAY

KOMO4 News: Solar Seattle
King County EcoConsumer Tom Watson's regular segment on KOMO4 News.

26
APR

Reduce, Reuse... Repair? Pacific Northwest Fix-It Movement Grows
King County is updating the mantra, "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" with the addition of a fourth R: Repair.

21
APR

KOMO4 News: Earth Day
King County EcoConsumer Tom Watson's regular segment on KOMO4 News.

18
APR

Executive Constantine kicks off Earth Week by honoring 13 environmental leaders with Green Globe Awards
From preserving Treaty rights that protect air and water quality, to stewardship organizations that help safely collect and dispose of hazardous materials, to open space preservation, earth-friendly building practices and more, King County’s 2017 Green Globe Award winners are an inspiration to those working to protect the environment.

18
APR

Enumclaw Recycling and Transfer Station opens daily beginning May 1
To improve customer service and access to recycling and waste disposal services, King County will extend the days of service at the Enumclaw Recycling and Transfer Station beginning May 1.

29
MAR

KOMO4 News: Recycling Innovations
King County EcoConsumer Tom Watson's regular segment on KOMO4 News.

13
MAR

Damaged clothes and linens aren’t garbage anymore
Now in its third year, the Threadcycle campaign encourages people to take their torn, ripped, or stained clothing to any of the dozens of convenient locations throughout King County.

9
MAR

Big increase in recycling at King County transfer stations, drop boxes in 2016
The King County Solid Waste Division saw a 41 percent increase in recycling volumes at its transfer facilities and drop boxes in 2016 over 2015. The increase is the result of an expansion in the types of recyclable materials accepted, additional employees available to answer customer questions about recycling, and a jump in the number of customers who brought their sorted recyclable and compostable materials to these facilities.

1
FEB

KOMO4 News: Eating Healthy, Green and Local
King County EcoConsumer Tom Watson's regular segment on KOMO4 News.

11
JAN

KOMO4 News: Green and Safe Outdoors
King County EcoConsumer Tom Watson's regular segment on KOMO4 News.

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