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King County Parks closing more facilities in response to COVID-19; visitors urged to ‘Stay home, stay healthy’
To support the new statewide “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order aimed at reducing the spread of COVID-19, King County Parks is closing parks, effective Wednesday, March 25. Gated parking lots and trailheads will be closed, and restrooms will be locked.


Social distancing measures in place at King County transfer stations; self-haul customers may experience service delays
To protect public health and safety during the COVID-19 outbreak, King County’s Solid Waste Division is imposing a staggered entry system for self-haul customers at its transfer stations, beginning Thursday, March 26.


Wastemobile continues household hazardous waste collection season with visit to Redmond, April 3-5
Safe and convenient household hazardous waste disposal comes to the Eastside when the Hazardous Waste Management Program’s Wastemobile visits Redmond, April 3-5.


King County Parks closes some facilities, cancels programming to help protect public health in ongoing COVID-19 response
Following the guidance of Public Health—Seattle & King County and the state Department of Health regarding COVID-19, beginning March 14 King County Parks will close the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center and the Log Cabin at Steve Cox Memorial Park, and is cancelling select programming, rentals and permitted events.


King County Green Schools Program recognizes three schools for resource conservation
The King County Green Schools Program this month is recognizing three schools for reducing waste and conserving energy – the latest of the more than 300 K-12 schools and school districts whose students and employees have learned about and improved resource conservation through the program.