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Residents encouraged to delay trips to King County garbage and recycling transfer stations until roadways are safer
Due to the impact of snow and icy roads on regional waste hauling operations, King County’s Solid Waste Division is encouraging self-haul customers to delay trips to garbage and recycling facilities.


First-of-its-kind study in King County tracks migration patterns of threatened chinook salmon in the Green-Duwamish River
Scientists with the King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks placed small transponders inside young, wild and hatchery chinook salmon to collect valuable data on how the threatened salmon use habitat in the Green-Duwamish River as they migrate. Movements of the fish were recorded as they passed a specialized floating antenna in the river near Tukwila.


With an active flood season underway, ‘Be Flood Ready’ information can help people in King County reduce risks and protect property
The 2021-22 “Be Flood Ready” brochure is available to help everyone who works, lives, or commutes through flood-prone areas stay safe during what is already an active flood season. Available online in 23 languages, the brochure produced by the King County Flood Control District has been mailed to everyone in the King County floodplain.


Seasons Green-ings: Holiday recycling tips from King County’s Solid Waste Division
From trees to light strands, to gift wrap and post-feast food scraps, take the mystery out of how to properly recycle holiday waste with tips from King County’s Solid Waste Division.


King County is making it easier to recycle mattresses, box springs and futons with expanded service at five transfer stations
Mattress recycling service will expand to five King County transfer stations, including Bow Lake, Enumclaw, Factoria, Shoreline, and Vashon, on Jan. 1. A $30 handling fee for recycling and disposal of mattresses, box springs, and futons will also go into effect at all King County stations and the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill.


VIDEO: Meet a member of the new King County Parks crew connecting people to jobs and housing
The new King County Parks Beautification Crews are now restoring and enhancing regional parks and trails while connecting crew members who are experiencing homelessness to jobs and housing support. One crew member, Fredrick Reed, shares his personal story in a video profile.