Natural Resources and Parks
Local task force recommends changes to improve curbside recycling
A task force studying improvements to the regional recycling system recommends removing plastic bags and shredded paper from the commingled recycling bin and expanding separate recycling options for those items.
Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection event in Covington, March 8-10
Kent, Covington and Maple Valley area residents can safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile continues its 2019 season in Covington, March 8-10.
Equipment malfunction during storm leads to overflow at King County’s Sweyolocken Pump Station
King County is investigating the cause of an equipment malfunction at a pump station that led to a wastewater spill into Lake Washington on Feb. 12.
Help design a new recycling and garbage transfer station online through March 24
King County’s Solid Waste Division invites community members to take part in an online open house to help shape the design of a new recycling and garbage transfer station coming to south King County in 2023. The online forum will be available through March 24, 2019.
Informational open house Feb. 23 for upcoming summertime construction and trail closures at Discovery Park
Attend a Feb. 23 open house at the Discovery Park Environmental Learning Center in Seattle to learn about summertime construction work on water supply systems planned in the park by the King County Wastewater Treatment Division.
Crews respond swiftly to overflow at King County’s Richmond Beach Pump Station
King County crews responded quickly to a wastewater spill caused by a power outage at the Richmond Beach Pump Station during the Feb. 4 storm.