Organics regional summits
King County hosted two facilitated full-day summits during 2019. Over 50 regional stakeholders from King County, the cities, composters, waste haulers, landscapers, universities, regulators, nongovernmental organizations and Tribes, gathered to provide input on barriers, challenges and opportunities in organics recycling.
Together, summit participants drafted a vision statement to guide the work on compost and organic material management:
Organic material is prevented, reduced, recycled and ultimately reused locally, creating a self-sustaining regional organics system that minimizes waste, promotes healthier soils and protects the environment.
To ensure King County continues to benefit from an inclusive approach to regional organics planning, a bi-annual stakeholder process to collaborate, coordinate and communicate on key actions and ideas set out in the organics summits will take place. The first session was held in December 2019.