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2023 Solid Waste Division news

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A pathway to zero waste: King County explores innovative technologies to meet waste reduction goals
King County is investigating a new technology, called mixed waste processing, that can capture and divert valuable resources from the stuff that does end up in the garbage bin.


King County Green Schools Program recognizes 67 schools, two school districts, and 88 student Green Teams for resource conservation efforts
Led by the County's Solid Waste Division, the Green Schools Program helps King County schools and school districts to start and improve sustainable practices. Program guidance focuses on resource conservation, environmental justice, and waste prevention and collection of recyclable materials and organics.


King County to focus on two site alternatives for the Northeast Recycling and Transfer Station Project environmental review
King County's Solid Waste Division invites the public to comment on the revised scope of its environmental impact statement for the Northeast Recycling and Transfer Station Project after removing the Houghton Park and Ride in Kirkland as a potential candidate site. The comment period runs from March 20 to April 10.


King County invests in 14 projects that will advance waste prevention, reuse, and recycling
King County's Solid Waste Division is providing $2.3 million in funding to support 14 local projects through the Re+ Circular Economy Grant Program.


Public survey will help King County develop strategies that reduce food waste, cut greenhouse gas emissions
King County Solid Waste Division invites the public to share feedback about proposed strategies to keep more food waste out of the garbage.


Executive Constantine launches Re+ (zero waste) initiative
King County is launching a new initiative, Re+, to return valuable materials to the economy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions created by the region's waste system.