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September

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Flood District repair project near Tolt-MacDonald Park begins Oct. 1; temporary trail closures expected
Repairs to a damaged levee along the Tolt River are about to get underway, and the work will require a temporary closure of a King County Trail south of Carnation.

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King County wants the public’s help in determining future green stormwater infrastructure work in north-central Seattle
Share your priorities with King County to inform how and where to install green stormwater infrastructure investments by attending an upcoming open house or taking an online survey.

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New campaign and webpage spread the message of how to ‘Recycle Right’
The Responsible Recycling Task Force in King County is starting a “Recycle Right” campaign to help inform the public about the importance of recycling right in response to recent changes in recycling markets. Additionally, King County has created a new webpage specifically devoted to showing how to recycle right.

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Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection comes to Redmond, Oct. 5-7
Safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile comes to Redmond, Oct. 5-7.

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King County Parks seeking community opinions about the future of its regional trails system
Give King County Parks your opinions about its regional trails system and what could be improved, and you could win a two-night stay at one of the fantastic yurts at Tolt-MacDonald Park.

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Celebrate first RainWise stormwater system for a restaurant, Oct. 4 in White Center
Celebrate community and clean water at a public celebration of the first stormwater management system installed at a restaurant and sponsored by the RainWise Program on Thursday, Oct. 4, at Young’s Restaurant in White Center.

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King County’s Factoria Recycling and Transfer Station earns ‘Best Project’ award from Engineering News Record Northwest
The King County Solid Waste Division earned local honors for its newest recycling and transfer station, which advances the division’s commitment to environmentally and economically sound solid waste management.

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‘Salmon SEEson’ returns: Spot fish coming home to King County rivers and streams
Salmon are coming home to spawn in King County’s rivers and streams – find details on where to watch these Pacific Northwest icons on the Salmon SEEson website.

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Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection comes to Burien, Sept. 21-23
Safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile comes to Burien, Sept. 21-23.

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New solid waste disposal rate to support facility upgrades, service improvements and low-income discount
A solid waste disposal rate that includes a discounted fee for qualifying low-income customers has won unanimous support from the King County Council. The new rate, which takes effect on Jan. 1, 2019, supports facility upgrades and expanded recycling services while helping low-income customers better afford the basic costs of living, including essential county services.

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Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection comes to Bothell, Sept. 14-16
Safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile comes to the Bothell, Sept. 14-16.

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Learn about planned Island Center Forest health work at Sept. 18 public presentation, upcoming forest walk
King County wants to improve the health of Island Center Forest by selectively thinning mature trees from a small portion of Vashon Island’s largest public forestland – and the public is invited to a Sept. 18 presentation and upcoming forest walk to learn more about what’s proposed.