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Deadline extended to June 2: Participate in south King County recycling and garbage transfer station online open house

Summary

The deadline to participate in an online open house to share input on a new south King County recycling and garbage transfer station is now extended to June 2. The open house content and project information is now also available in Russian, Korean, and Spanish.

Story

Community members are invited to participate in an online open house to review and share input on design concepts for a new recycling and garbage transfer station coming to south King County in 2023. The deadline for participation is extended to June 2, and the online content is now available in Russian, Korean, and Spanish

King County is building the new facility to serve the cities of Algona, Auburn, Federal Way, Pacific, and surrounding unincorporated areas. It will replace the outdated Algona Transfer Station, which has been in service for more than 50 years.

The new facility will include features that will modernize operations, reduce community impacts, and make recycling, and the safe disposal of garbage, yard waste and hazardous waste more convenient for south King County communities.


The online open house will enable people to review design concepts and offer input that will be considered by the project team. King County is also engaging the community through a Design Advisory Group comprised of representatives from local cities, nonprofit organizations, waste disposal experts, and neighboring residents. 

The new facility will be located at 35101 W. Valley Highway S. in Algona, which is next to the current Algona Transfer 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. 

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 and Transfer Station Project: kingcounty.gov/south-county
New recycling and garbage transfer station coming to south King County in 2023: publicinput.com/3789/

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Doug Williams, Department of Natural Resources and Parks, 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.