Factoria Transfer Station Project
King County Green Bonds
The original Factoria Transfer Station was constructed in the mid-1960s. The new facility replaces this 1960s era transfer station, with a new larger facility, built to standards that meet current building and environmental codes. The new facility will accommodate the projected future growth of solid waste disposal volumes in the region. Construction for the facility began in July 2014 and was placed in service and operational in 2017. The old facility canvased approximately 16,000 sqft and the completed facility canvasses 80,000 sqft.
The Factoria Transfer Station is located in a light industrial area approximately one half mile north of Interstate 90 and one half mile east of Interstate 405.
Key environmental attributes
- Recycling collection areas for: Major appliances (refrigerant and non-refrigerant type), Clean wood (unpainted, untreated, unstained), Comingled recyclable materials (aluminum and tin cans, cardboard, glass bottles and jars, paper, and plastic containers such as bottles, cups, jugs, tubs and plant pots);
- A new building dedicated to collection of household hazardous waste;
- Sustainable building design features that will improve energy efficiency and result in lower life cycle costs than a conventional building design, achieved LEED Gold certification.
- Sufficient space to process projected future volumes of solid waste and to expand recycling as needed;
- Recycled content building materials – in building walls, floors, roof and other areas;
- Rainwater harvesting – collecting and storing rainwater for use in washing down station floors and equipment, and for flushing toilets;
- Passive ventilation;
- Natural daylighting - using translucent windows to allow natural daylight to light work areas as much as possible;
- Efficient water usage within the building and for landscaping.