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Icy roads lead King County to reschedule tonight’s public meeting for the Northeast Recycling and Transfer Station Project


Due to icy roads and potentially hazardous evening driving conditions, King County postponed tonight’s public meeting on the Northeast Recycling and Transfer Station Project. A new date in January will be announced soon.


To protect the public and keep people off potentially icy streets, King County’s Solid Waste Division rescheduled a public meeting on the Northeast Recycling and Transfer Station project that was to take place tonight, Dec. 1, at Lake Washington High School in Kirkland. A new date in January will be announced soon. 

Community members still have the option to attend an in-person meeting next week in Woodinville, or to participate in a virtual meeting or online open house. 

In-Person Meeting 
Thursday, Dec. 8, 6-8 p.m.
Brightwater Community Center
22505 State Route 9, Woodinville

Virtual Meeting via Zoom
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 6-8 p.m. 

Online Open House 
Available online at through Jan. 17, 2023

King County invites the public to use these forums to learn about the project, and to make comments on the scope of an environmental impact statement (EIS). Scoping is the first step in the environmental review process under the State Environmental Policy Act and informs what the project technical team should consider in preparing a draft EIS set for publication in fall 2023.

The project proposal includes two potential sites in Kirkland, and one potential site in Woodinville to host a modern recycling and transfer facility to replace the aging Houghton Transfer Station in Kirkland, which has been in service for over 60 years. A no-action alternative is also being considered. 

The new station design would feature an enclosed facility built to the latest environmental standards and include the odor control technology as well as compaction equipment to reduce truck trips. With the added benefit of expanded recycling options, the new station would support King County’s goals to reduce waste and fuel consumption that contributes to greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. 

For questions about the Northeast Recycling and Transfer Station Project, please visit the project website at or contact the King County Solid Waste Division at 206-477-4466 or 711 TTY Relay. 

King County Northeast Recycling and Transfer Station Project

Annie Kolb-Nelson, King County Solid Waste Division, 206-477-5373