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King County extends ‘Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling’ application deadline

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There is still time to add your business to the King County Solid Waste Division’s annual “Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling” list.

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Businesses with a strong commitment to meaningful waste-reduction practices can apply for addition to the 2016 King County Solid Waste Division’s Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling list. The deadline to apply is June 24.

Marking the 10-year anniversary of the program, the list provides a venue for businesses to demonstrate their commitment to meaningful waste-reduction efforts and to glean ideas from other local businesses. 

To be eligible, businesses must meet a set of five baseline criteria and at least 10 additional criteria from a list that includes company policies on waste reduction, plus programs, and practices.

Businesses that are new to the list will be acknowledged as newcomers and businesses that have been on the list for five years or more will receive Honor Roll status. Each year, one business is highlighted for going above and beyond, receiving the King County’s “Re-Innovator Award.”

The application process is open to all businesses with at least one location in King County, outside of Seattle.

Businesses can apply regardless of size or sector. Last year, the list included businesses ranging from airlines to elementary schools and community hospitals to pizzerias.

Applications are due by June 24, and the 2016 Best Workplace businesses will be announced on July 27. Apply online at https://your.kingcounty.gov/solidwaste/garbage-recycling/best-workplaces.asp, or by contacting Karen May, at 206-477-5281, karen.may@kingcounty.gov.