Natural Resources and Parks
King County Wastewater Treatment Division readies for wet weather
Wet weather season arrived in Puget Sound in a big way Sept. 23, with much of the region receiving an inch of rain and pushing hundreds of millions of gallons of rainwater through the King County Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD) system. With more rain in the forecast, WTD remains on the job 24/7 to ensure the region’s wastewater treatment service is well-prepared for an emergency or inclement weather.
King County’s Solid Waste Division prepares to take the rains this fall
Heavy rains are back, and that means workers with King County’s Solid Waste Division are taking steps to protect facilities to keep vital garbage and recycling services running smoothly.
‘Salmon SEEson’ returns: Safely spot fish coming home to King County rivers and streams
Adult salmon are returning home to spawn in King County’s rivers and streams – find details on self-guided and virtual viewing opportunities on the Salmon SEEson website. When out spotting salmon, remember to follow public health guidelines and recreate responsibly.
Public input wanted to help site a new recycling and garbage transfer station in northeast King County
King County’s Solid Waste Division seeks the public’s input in identifying a location for a new, modern recycling and garbage transfer station scheduled to begin operating in northeast King County in 2027. Applications are now being accepted through Oct. 5 for seats on a Siting Advisory Committee that will meet monthly from October 2020 to June 2021.
King County issues a draft environmental impact statement for proposed development at the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill
King County Solid Waste Division issued a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) to analyze proposed future development at the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill. A 45-day comment period from Sept. 16 to Oct. 30 will enable the public to review and comment on the proposal.