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Open house in Algona Dec. 12 to focus on design of new solid waste and recycling transfer station

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King County’s Solid Waste Division will host a community open house in Algona on Wednesday, Dec. 12, to discuss the design of a new solid waste and recycling transfer station that will replace a facility in operation for over 50 years, and include new services for disposal of recycling, yard waste and household hazardous waste.

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People interested in helping King County design a new recycling and transfer station are invited to an open house set for Wednesday, Dec. 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Algona City Hall, located at 200 Washington Blvd. in Algona. 

King County is building the new facility, set to begin operating in 2023, to replace the aging Algona Transfer Station, which has been in service for more than 50 years. 

The new facility will include services the current Algona Transfer Station is unable to provide, such as recycling, yard waste and household hazardous waste disposal, and make these services more accessible and convenient for south county residents.

People attending the open house will be able to meet project staff, and learn more about the new facility features while reviewing design concepts and sharing feedback. 

The new facility will be located at 35101 W. Valley Highway S. in Algona, which is next to the current station. The site was chosen after a multi-year siting and environmental review process. 

Additional information about the project, including opportunities to stay informed and engaged, is available online, or by contacting King County’s Solid Waste Division at 206-477-4466. People can also contact the division to arrange language interpreter services or accommodations for people with disabilities at the open house. 

King County operates eight transfer stations, two drop-boxes, the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill, and many programs to help customers recycle. Learn more about the Solid Waste Division at kingcounty.gov/solidwaste.

RELEVANT LINKS
South County Recycling & Transfer Station Project: kingcounty.gov/depts/dnrp/solid-waste/facilities/south-county.aspx

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Doug Williams, Department of Natural Resources and Parks, 206-477-4543