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Houghton Transfer Station Roof Improvement and Mitigation Project
Schedule effective November 2010 (subject to change)



June – December 2007

Environmental Review of the Project
The State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) requires state and local agencies to consider the likely environmental consequences of a proposal before approving or denying the proposal. The Solid Waste Division completed an environmental review of the project's potential environmental impacts, which included a public comment period.  For more information about SEPA, please see the Washington State Department of Ecology's SEPA Web site external link .

Nov. 30, 2007

SEPA Environmental Checklist and Determination of Non-Significance
The Solid Waste Division completed the Environmental ChecklistDownload PDF 3.0 MB Note: this is a very large file and may take several minutes to download, depending on connection speed) and made a SEPA determination that the safety and mitigation projects proposed for the Houghton station will not have significant environmental impacts. View the Determination of Non-Significance (DNS) Download PDF 168 K.

September 2008

Land Use Permit Obtained

May 2009 – May 2010

Permitting Process
December 2009 – building permit application submitted to the City of Kirkland

February – June 2010

Construction Bid Process

August 2, 2010 – January 24, 2011

From August 2, 2010 until January 24, 2011, the Houghton Transfer Station is CLOSED on weekdays to all customers except King County Solid Waste Division Account Holders (customers who have posted a bond and are billed by the Solid Waste Division). The station is open on weekends, but operating at limited capacity ? expect delays and use caution! Recycling services are closed on weekdays, but open on weekends. Other disposal options are available.

January 24, 2011

Construction completed; station reopens on weekdays to all customers.

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King County Solid Waste Division mission: Waste Prevention, Resource Recovery, Waste Disposal