Commitment to business practices that support a vibrant economy while protecting regional water quality earned environmental awards for 58 local industrial facilities from King County’s Industrial Waste Program.
Fifty-eight local facilities earned environmental awards from King County’s Industrial Waste Program for dedication to business practices that protected regional water quality in 2018.
Each year, the Industrial Waste Program, which operates as part of King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division, honors local facilities whose business operations help protect public health and the environment by controlling the discharge of harmful substances, damage to wastewater treatment infrastructure, degrade of wastewater treatment, or reduce biosolids quality.
Four facilities earned the Commitment-to-Compliance Award in 2018. To be eligible for this award, facilities must meet permit requirements every month for five consecutive years with no violations. The following facilities are the 2018 recipients of this award:
- Boeing Company - Plant 2 Facility
- Esterline Hytek Finishes Co.
- King County Solid Waste Division - Algona Transfer Station
- Safeway Inc. - Beverage Plant
Twenty-eight facilities earned Gold Awards for compliance with wastewater discharge regulations every month in 2018 with no violations, and twenty-six facilities earned Silver Awards for having no King County issued violations in 2018.
Since 1969, the Industrial Waste Program has required industrial facilities to pretreat wastewater before discharging it to the sewer to protect King County’s conveyance and treatment systems, its workers, as well as the environment and public health.
Gold and Silver award winners and their facility locations are as follows:
- Aerojet Rocketdyne Inc., Redmond
- Aramark Uniform & Career Apparel LLC, Kent
- Boeing Commercial Airplane - Auburn, Seattle
- Cintas Corporation, Renton
- Darigold Inc. - Issaquah Plant, Issaquah
- Darigold Inc. - Rainier Plant, Seattle
- Island Spring Inc., Vashon Island
- Kerry Inc., Seattle
- Lafarge - Seattle Plant, Seattle
- Marine Vacuum Service Inc., Seattle
- Mastercraft Metal Finishing, Seattle
- Mikron Industries, Kent
- National Industrial Concepts, Woodinville
- Northwest Cascade Inc. - Septage Thickening and Dewatering Facility, Puyallup
- Pacific Iron & Metal, Seattle
- Rainier Commons, Seattle
- Red Dot Corporation, Tukwila
- Romac Industries Inc., Sultan
- Skills Inc. - Auburn Facility
- Skills Inc. - Ballard Facility
- Smith Brothers Farms Milk Plant, Kent
- Sound Transit - Northgate Link Extension - Maple Leaf Portal (Phase 2)
- Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Woodinville
- Terex Washington Inc. - South Campus, Redmond
- Tim's Cascade Snacks, Algona
- Waste Management National Services - 8th Avenue South Reload Facility, Seattle
For more information about the King County Industrial Waste Program, visit www.kingcounty.gov/industrialwaste.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Norm Mah, 206-263-0195
About the King County Wastewater Treatment Division
King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division protects public health and enhances the environment by collecting and treating wastewater while recycling valuable resources for the Puget Sound region. The division provides wastewater treatment services to 17 cities, 17 local sewer districts and more than 1.7 million residents across a 420-square-mile area in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties.