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August

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AUG

Wastemobile visits Covington, Sept. 9-11, for household hazardous waste collection event
King County residents can safely and conveniently dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile comes to Covington, Sept. 9-11.

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AUG

Contractors: Learn new King County construction and demolition recycling rules at free workshops
New rules are in place for recycling construction and demolition materials in King County, and the King County Solid Waste Division is sponsoring a series of educational workshops to help the construction industry understand the new policies.

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AUG

Forterra, King County, Seattle Foundation join forces to conserve rural park land
Anonymous donor bequeaths $392,000 to Seattle Foundation to secure parks lands for open space, passive recreation and wildlife habitat in King County.

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AUG

Last call for entries for CHOMP! gardening competition, chance to win $100 PCC gift card
The second-annual CHOMP!, a celebration local food, farming and sustainable-living, is Saturday, Aug. 20 at King County’s Marymoor Park. Organizers are announcing the final call for entries in contests for hottest homemade hot sauce, best backyard chickens and wackiest homegrown produce.

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AUG

Cutting commercial food waste is goal of new King County grant program
The King County Solid Waste Division has awarded grants to two businesses and one city that are trying new ways of reducing food waste.

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AUG

Wastemobile travels to Carnation, Aug. 19-21, for household hazardous waste collection event
The Wastemobile - a roaming household hazardous waste collection service - travels to Carnation, Aug. 19-21, and King County residents can safely dispose of numerous household hazardous waste items at no cost.

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AUG

National Farmers Market Week comes at peak of King County’s local produce season
With National Farmers Market Week coming Aug. 7-13, King County Executive Dow Constantine encourages everyone to visit any of the 41 farmers markets across the county, where the freshest and healthiest fruits, vegetables and other locally grown and made food are available.

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AUG

King County to conduct in-water geotechnical work in Lake Washington’s East Channel
Boaters will see a barge, equipment and support crews on the north side of the I-90 Bridge for two or three days beginning Aug. 8, 2016, as King County’s North Mercer Island/Enatai Sewer Upgrade Project carries out geotechnical borings and underwater assessment in Lake Washington’s East Channel.

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AUG

Wastemobile travels to Sammamish, Aug. 12-14, for household hazardous waste collection event
King County residents can safely and conveniently dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile comes to Sammamish, Aug. 12-14.

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AUG

Ravensdale Park play area opens as King County Parks completes upgrades
Just in time for midsummer fun, King County Parks has completed a major overhaul of the Ravensdale Park play area, which is once again open. The work is part of King County Parks' annual playground equipment inspection and maintenance program.

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AUG

King County honors 112 businesses as ‘Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling’
The King County Solid Waste Division is honoring 112 businesses and organizations that have reduced waste and increased recycling by naming them to the 10th-annual “Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling” list.

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AUG

CHOMP!, King County’s celebration of local food and sustainability returns, Aug. 20
Celebrate all that is fresh, delicious, local and sustainable at CHOMP!, Aug. 20 at King County’s Marymoor Park near Redmond. Bring your wacky produce, homemade hot sauce and amazing backyard chickens to win great prizes.