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King County offering new grant opportunities for projects to help prevent commercial food waste


From food rescue to anaerobic digestion, the King County Solid Waste Division is making grant funding available for innovative projects that prevent or reduce food waste generated by the commercial sector.


The King County Solid Waste Division has issued a Request for Proposal for projects that prevent or reduce food waste generated by commercial enterprises in King County outside the cities of Seattle and Milton. 

Up to $50,000, per project, is available for grant funding. The commercial sector includes businesses, schools, government offices and other institutions. 

This is a great opportunity for individuals and organizations to receive funding for visionary food prevention/reduction projects that help King County achieve its goal of zero waste and resources, while also reducing the effects of climate change and conserving space in the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill. 

Priority will be given to projects that are innovative, focus on food rescue, and that address King County’s Equity and Social Justice values outlined in the King County Equity and Social Justice Strategic Plan.

For more information about the Request for Proposal, or to submit a proposal, visit King County’s procurement web page.

To date, the King County Solid Waste Division has awarded seven commercial food waste prevention and reduction grants that included developing an app that matches edible food donors with banks, designing a community anaerobic digesting systems and using outreach to inform the public about food waste and how it can be reduced and prevented.  


Commercial food waste grant past recipients
King County Procurement and Payables
King County Office of Equity and Social Justice

Doug Williams, 206-477-4543

About the King County Solid Waste Division
The Solid Waste Division provides environmentally responsible solid waste transfer and disposal services in King County. The division operates eight transfer stations, two rural drop boxes, and the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill – the only operational landfill in the county. Our stakeholders include residents and business owners in unincorporated King County and 37 cities throughout the county. We work closely with our stakeholders to continue our national leadership in waste prevention, resource recovery, and waste disposal.