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2018 Solid Waste Division news & topics

The latest news items are always displayed on the Solid Waste Division home page. Older items are archived here. Read all 2018 news items related to the Solid Waste Division below, or look through the archives (on the left, by year).

2
AUG

King County Executive proposes discount for low-income solid waste customers
King County Executive Dow Constantine has proposed a discounted fee for qualifying low-income customers at County solid waste disposal facilities. This discount is meant to help low-income customers better afford the basic costs of living, including essential county services.

12
JUN

King County's Factoria Recycling and Transfer Station earns Solid Waste Association of North America's Gold Excellence Award
The King County Solid Waste Division has received national recognition for its newest recycling and transfer station, which advances the division's commitment to environmentally and economically sound solid waste management.

8
JUN

Recycling task force focusing on near-term solutions to market changes in King County
A new task force is developing a coordinated approach to improving recycling in King County.

6
JUN

King County Green Schools Program recognizes 83 schools, two districts for resource conservation
The King County Green Schools Program helps schools and school districts engage students and employees in learning about and practicing resource conservation.

4
JUN

"Secure Your Load Day" encourages everyone do their part, improve road safety
June 6 is "Secure Your Load Day," and King County encourages everyone to properly secure their loads to help save lives, keep roadways safe and clean, and avoid fees.

20
APR

KOMO4 News: Earth Day – Youth innovators and leaders
King County EcoConsumer Tom Watson's regular segment on KOMO4 News.

3
APR

Seeking submissions: Be a force of nature with a camera lens
This Earth Day, we're looking for photographers to capture what makes King County so special – its natural beauty. We're holding a photo contest and the winner will get two tickets to a King County Parks Marymoor Park concert.

9
MAR

Draft Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan (draft Plan) moves to next phase
The draft Plan and draft Environmental Impact Statement will be revised to address public comments, comments from the Department of Ecology and other agencies, and the King County Executive's recommendations.

6
MAR

King County Green Schools Program recognizes eight schools for resource conservation
The King County Green Schools Program is recognizing eight schools this month for increasing recycling, conserving energy and water, and reducing food waste and paper use.

17
JAN

KOMO4 News: Indoor air quality
King County EcoConsumer Tom Watson's regular segment on KOMO4 News.

8
JAN

Community invited to comment on future of recycling, transfer facilities, and disposal
King County releases Draft Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement for public comment. Deadline to submit comments is March 8, 2018.

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