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Solid Waste Facility News

June-July 2016

Houghton Custodial Landfill in Kirkland closed to public access 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

May 28 - May 29, 2016

Auburn Wastemobile - 5/28/16 - 5/29/16

June 1, 2016

EcoConsumer on KOMO4 News

June 3 - June 5, 2016

Enumclaw Wastemobile

more events…


SWD News & Topics (visit the archive)

May 11, 2016

KOMO4 News: Preventing Food Waste (YouTube)
King County EcoConsumer Tom Watson and KOMO4's Mary Nam show what 290 pounds of food – the amount each American wastes in a year! – looks like, and Tom shares tips for reducing all that food waste.

April 22, 2016

KOMO4 News: Earth Day (YouTube)
KOMO4's Molly Shen and King County's Tom Watson check out cool green innovations, including an electric bike from Electric Lady Bicycles, a Zero electric motorcycle, and the award-winning enviro innovation project AgriC from UW student team members Daniel Park, Xinyao (Jade) Ding, Andy Tan and Moni Pal.

April 20, 2016

King County’s ‘Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling’ list enters 10th year
Businesses can apply regardless of size or sector. Last year, the list included businesses ranging from airlines to elementary schools and community hospitals to pizzerias.

New ‘Repair Time’ groups

New ‘Repair Time’ groups

The King County EcoConsumer public outreach program is helping to start repair groups around King County, where people can bring various items and help each other fix them.

Updated: May. 17, 2016

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