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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).


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


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


Nominations sought for King County’s Earth Heroes at School awards program
Teachers, students, school employees and others who are helping to reduce waste, save resources and improve the environment are eligible to receive recognition from King County through the Earth Heroes at School program.

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