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King County, Washington

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Flushing Awesome
Keeping troublesome trash out of the wastewater treatment system is the aim of WTD's new "Flushing Awesome" campaign. It costs about $120,000 a year to remove items like wipes, tampons and other trash from the system and take it to the landfill, not to mention increased costs for system operation and maintenance.

Recent news releases

July 22, 2014 
King County bond refinancings save $37.3 million for sewer utility ratepayers

July 17, 2014
Pianos in the parks launches a community campaign to celebrate the community's love for outdoors and music

July 16, 2014
Wastemobile headed to Bothell, Aug. 1-3, offers free household hazardous waste disposal

July 15, 2014
Visit King County's parks and trails this summer for music, movies and more

Motorists: Fix leaks so you ‘Don’t Drip and Drive’

July 11, 2014
Wastemobile headed to Redmond, July 18-20, offering free household hazardous waste disposal

July 8, 2014
Families toss 1 in 4 bags of groceries: King County shares tips to reduce food waste

July 7, 2014
Repairs on Green River Trail means brief midday closure to bridge at Cecil Moses Park, July 10

July 3, 2014
King County announces 'Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling' list

July 2, 2014
New sewer construction prompts overnight work in the Magnolia Bridge/Smith Cove area
King County wastewater treatment plants earn national environmental awards
Seattle artist to create mural in Burke-Gilman Trail tunnel

July 1, 2014
Enjoy (with care) King County's lakes, rivers and Puget Sound this July 4th

June 30, 2014
Quick response by King County employees after Puget Sound water quality buoy mishap

June 26, 2014
Wastemobile coming to Snoqualmie July 11-13, offers free household hazardous waste disposal
Learn about additional security and protection at Discovery Park beach tour, June 28

June 23, 2014
Building a farm-to-plate pipeline to better connect local farmers and communities

June 19, 2014
Comments welcome on trail proposal for King County Parks’ Black Diamond Open Space

June 17, 2014
King County Parks to ease the parking squeeze with 74-space lot at Duthie Hill Park

June 13, 2014
Asphalt repair, paving means minor delays for Sammamish River Trail users, June 16-19

June 9, 2014
Get an early jump on summer with great activities at King County Parks

Tree thinning and harvest for forest health at two King County sites on Vashon-Maury Island

June 6, 2014
Nail salon to get first EnviroStars certification for healthier products, better environment

June 5, 2014
King County hosts June 23 meeting to discuss new bioretention swale in May Creek area

» 2013 archived features
» DNRP news archive

Press center and toolkit

2013 DNRP Annual Report

Logan Harris
Public Affairs Manager
Phone: 206-477-4516

Doug Williams
Media Relations Coordinator
Phone: 206-477-4543

Kate Karpf
Communications Specialist
Phone: 206-477-4537

Tim O'Leary
Multi-Media Specialist
Phone: 206-477-4519

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