Water sampling at the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill

We’re rounding out our Earth Week with some environmental science at the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill. Water sampling is an integral part of our work at the Solid Waste Division. In addition to ensuring we meet our regulatory requirements, water sampling also helps us protect human health and the environment. The Water Sampling Crew begins … More Water sampling at the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill

Commingling makes recycling even easier

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

Kicking off Earth Week by honoring environmental leaders with Green Globe Awards

From preserving Treaty rights that protect air and water quality, to stewardship organizations that help safely collect and dispose of hazardous materials, to open space preservation, earth-friendly building practices and more, King County’s 2017 Green Globe Award winners are an inspiration to those working to protect the environment. The Green Globe Awards are the County’s … More Kicking off Earth Week by honoring environmental leaders with Green Globe Awards

Damaged clothes aren’t garbage anymore

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