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King county solid waste division - linkup

Carpet has been a priority material for the LinkUp program since 2009 and has coordinated the effort to develop and implement the Northwest Carpet Recycling Strategy in partnership with Seattle Public Utilities.

Seattle public utilities

Since 2007, Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) external link has conducted research and outreach to promote carpet recycling opportunities for Seattle and the surrounding region. In 2008, SPU with support from LinkUp hosted a carpet recycling forum that had broad participation by interested parties—both local and national, public and private. To build on the information shared during the forum, SPU and King County LinkUp initiated the Carpet Strategy Project. SPU is currently implementing the Northwest Carpet Recycling Strategy.

Washington department of commerce

The Washington State Department of Commerce external link continues to provide assistance to carpet recycling and processing businesses that want to establish or expand their operations in Washington. Commerce is also helping identify existing and new local end-markets for materials produced in the recycling process.

Northwest product stewardship council

The Northwest Product Stewardship Council external link is a coalition of government organizations in Washington and Oregon. Its mission is to work together and with other governments, businesses and nonprofit groups to integrate product stewardship (producer responsibility) principles into the policy and economic structures of the Pacific Northwest. View the council’s information on carpet and product stewardship external link .

Carpet recycling workgroup

The Carpet Recycling WorkgroupDownload PDF 245 K is a group of representatives from local and state government and universities. The Workgroup participated in a series of meetings to create the Northwest Carpet Recycling StrategyDownload PDF 84 K. Advisory Group: The Advisory GroupDownload PDF 190 K is an ad hoc group of organizations, businesses and agencies that are solicited for input and advice as the Carpet Strategy Project progresses. Email to join the advisory group to receive updates, and to provide input on the project.

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 Call: 206-477-4466

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Fax: 206-296-0197

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