With more than 40 farmers markets spread across King County you are never far from farm fresh, local food. All of the King County farmers markets are now open for the summer season.
Read about farmers market fun facts, how you can find the closest farmers market to you, and market tips and tricks to help you prepare for your next visit in this blog post! … More All King County farmers markets are now open for the season!
Whether you’re roasting a Charles Dickens style goose or a tofurky, keep the holiday grease out of the drain. We know we sound like Scrooges—but the buildup of fats, oils and grease is a major problem for home plumbing as well as our regional sewer system. Here’s a video for holiday stormwater pollution prevention inspiration: Environmental … More Holiday grease disposal
Composting can make a big difference. Cutting down on food waste can make even more of a difference. The Compost Story by Kiss the Ground makes the case for why composting matters and features Adrian Grenier, Rosario Dawson, Kendrick Sampson and Amy Smart. They know a lot about compost! Our video doesn’t feature any … More It’s compost day! Celebrate with videos
Recycling is even easier at Solid Waste Division recycling and transfer stations with commingled recycling. “Commingling” means you can put different recyclable materials in the same bin. That makes recycling easy and efficient. When visiting the Bow Lake, Cedar Falls, Enumclaw, Houghton, Renton, Skykomish, Shoreline, and Vashon transfer stations and drop boxes, just look for … More Commingling makes recycling even easier
Did you know that, thanks to a partnership between King County and Seattle Public Utilities, damaged clothes aren’t garbage anymore? Every day, recyclable and reusable clothes, shoes, and linens end up in the garbage due to the misconception that thrift stores and other collectors will only accept “gently used,” resalable items. In fact, nearly every … More Damaged clothes aren’t garbage anymore
The King County Solid Waste Division saw a 41 percent increase in recycling volumes at its transfer facilities and drop boxes in 2016 over 2015. The increase is the result of an expansion in the types of recyclable materials accepted, additional employees available to answer customer questions about recycling, and a jump in the number … More King County is recycling more
Not only is dropping medicine off at a secure drop-box location beneficial to public health, it also helps the environment by keeping unused and expired medication out of landfills and out of Puget Sound. Residents can take their unwanted medicines to pharmacies and law enforcement offices participating in King County’s Secure Medicine Return program to … More Secure your unused medicine for public health and the environment
King County’s Natural Resources deserve love – on Valentine’s and all-year-round. We have some tips on how you can share the love this Valentine’s Day. Trash less this Valentine’s We love our Solid Waste Division’s yard waste collection services. Almost 35% of what ends up in the landfill is food scraps and food-soiled paper, and … More A valentine for King County’s natural resources
Did you know that almost 35% of what ends up in the landfill is food scraps and food-soiled paper? It can be composted in your curbside yardwaste cart? … More Become a composting pro
Scenario: You’ve been up since 6 a.m. to get the turkey in the oven; this is after staying up late to finish the pies and desserts. It’s 7 p.m. The in-laws are gone. The dishwasher has been loaded. But one giant task remains – CLEAN OUT the ROASTING PAN or if you fried the turkey … More Eco-tips for grease disposal