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Learn about the environmental and community benefits of King County’s new South County Recycling and Transfer Station during Aug. 25 virtual open house

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Learn more about King County’s new South County Recycling and Transfer Station at a virtual open house on Wednesday, Aug. 25, from 5-7 p.m. Ask questions and provide input on design of the facility, which will replace the 1960s-era Algona Transfer Station and offer an array of recycling services, hazardous waste disposal, sustainable building features, public art, and other community benefits when it opens in 2025.

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People interested in hearing updates and providing input on the King County Solid Waste Division South County Recycling and Transfer Station are invited to a virtual open house on Wednesday, Aug. 25, from 5-7 p.m. Register by Aug. 24 at kingcounty.gov/south-county.

The open house is an opportunity to learn about the customer services planned for the new station, hear the latest about the project timeline, ask questions and offer input on design of the facility, which will replace the 1960s-era Algona Transfer Station when it opens in 2025. 

The new station will offer comprehensive recycling services and hazardous waste drop off for households and small businesses. Design features include a fully enclosed waste transfer building with odor control features. 

The addition of a compactor at the new station will increase the efficiency of each semi-trailer load leaving the site resulting in fewer large transfer trucks on local roadways, which reduces greenhouse gas emissions and fuel consumption. Additional features planned include on-site enhancements to Algona Creek, sustainable building features, public art, and more.

This new facility will replace the aging and outdated Algona Transfer Station, which has operated for nearly 60 years and lacks space for recycling services, waste compactors for efficient loading and hauling of waste to the landfill, on-site queuing, and many other features of a modern recycling and waste transfer facility. 

King County identified the need for a new station in its 2006 Solid Waste Transfer and Waste Management Plan. After a five-year siting process, the County selected the location for the new station at 35101 W. Valley Hwy. S., just north of the existing Algona Transfer Station.

RELEVANT LINKS
South County Recycling and Transfer Station Project Virtual Open House Registration
South County Recycling and Transfer Station Project
King County Solid Waste Division
King County Solid Waste Transfer and Waste Management Plan 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Doug Williams, 206-477-4543

About the King County Solid Waste Division
The Solid Waste Division is guided by its vision to achieve Zero Waste of Resources by 2030, and to enhance the environment through collaboration and innovation. 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. Our mission is to deliver value our customers and stakeholders, and to continuously improve waste prevention, resource recovery, and waste disposal.