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Solid Waste Facility News

Aug. 29 – Sept. 9, 2016

City of Kirkland resurfacing project in front of Houghton Transfer Station – delays possible
NE 60th St will remain open and flaggers will direct traffic, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

June-Oct 2016

Houghton Custodial Landfill in Kirkland closed to public access through September during maintenance (PDF, 550 K)


Replacing the Algona Transfer Station with a New South County Recycling and Transfer Station


Factoria Transfer Station Replacement Project – Construction is expected to last until December 2017; No service interruptions expected

Upcoming Events

August 27 - August 28, 2016

Auburn Wastemobile - 8/27/16 - 8/28/16

September 9, 2016

MSWMAC Meeting

September 9 - September 11, 2016

Covington Wastemobile Event

more events…


SWD News & Topics (visit the archive)

Aug. 3, 2016

KOMO4 News: Rain Gardens (YouTube)
How and why to put a rain garden on your property, with stormwater management and sustainability experts John Phillips from King County's Wastewater Treatment Division and Frances Kuo from ECOSS, joining King County EcoConsumer Tom Watson and KOMO's Molly Shen.

July 21, 2016

Swimming in stuff? Join our ‘Buy Nothing Month’ (external)
Think about how not to throw anything away, as well as how not to buy anything—Sarah Stuteville's Seattle Globalist column in the Seattle Times quotes King County EcoConsumer Tom Watson.

July 13, 2016

KOMO4 News: Eco Hair Care (YouTube)
Local green mom and environmental professional Angela Wallis and her daughters Elsa and baby Gwen help King County EcoConsumer Tom Watson and KOMO4's Mary Nam show eco-friendly hair care ideas.

E-Cycle Washington

E-Cycle Washington

Recycle computers, monitors, laptops, tablets, TVs, portable DVD players and e-readers through the E-Cycle Washington product stewardship program, since 2009 (external link).

Updated: Aug. 26, 2016

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