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The Truth About Recycling: 7 questions with the Recology Head of Sustainability Image
The Truth About Recycling: 7 questions with the Recology Head of Sustainability

In honor of this year’s Earth Month theme: “Planet vs. Plastics”, Julia Mangin, Head of Sustainability at Recology, recently sat down for a Q&A to dispel some of the myths around recycling, discuss the complexities around the recycling process, and explain the importance of contributing to the circular economy. Read on for Julia’s answers to […]

Rethinking waste: Recology’s methane reduction strategy Image
Rethinking waste: Recology’s methane reduction strategy

Landfills, the third-largest source of methane emissions globally, significantly contribute to the climate crisis. While the waste management industry traditionally relies heavily on landfills, an alternative approach that focuses on resource recovery—diverting material from landfills for recycling into new products or returning to the earth—is paramount in methane reduction. Reuters, Dec. 12, 2023. 

Here’s how we could become better recyclers in WA | Op-Ed Image
Here’s how we could become better recyclers in WA | Op-Ed

Although Washington’s recycling system is working well, there’s always room for improvement. That’s why Anthony Brocato, General Manager of Recology King County, is encouraged to see the Washington State Legislature take up proposals that will improve circularity across the state. The Seattle Times, Jan. 8, 2024. 

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Service Update Image
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Service Update

Recology King County will be honoring the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, 1/15. There will be no service occurring on Monday, and collection will be delayed by one day this week. Please place your carts on the curb on the day after your normal day of service.

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Billing Update

Dear Recology King County Customers,  Recology recently experienced a cybersecurity incident which caused some of our systems and applications to be temporarily unavailable. Because of this outage, you may have experienced a delay in billing.   Customers who are billed quarterly will be billed December 15th for their October, November, and December service.   Customers who are […]

Mercer Island Service Update 11.15 Image
Mercer Island Service Update 11.15

Attention, Mercer Island residents! We were unable to collect a portion of yard waste on Wednesday, 11/15. If you typically receive service on this day, please leave your cart(s) at the curb to be collected on Thursday, 11/16. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please be assured, we are doing everything possible to service all of […]

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Service Update

Attention, Mercer Island residents! We were unable to collect a portion of yard waste and a portion of recycling on Monday, 11/6. If you typically receive service on this day, please leave your cart(s) at the curb to be collected on Tuesday, 11/7. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please be assured, we are doing everything […]

Calendar Correction – No Changes to Recycling Service Image
Calendar Correction – No Changes to Recycling Service

Attention Mercer Island Customers! Last November, Recology provided a mailer to customers that flips the recycling service weeks starting in July. This mailer was incorrect. Customer’s biweekly recycling collections will continue as normal through the end of the year. Please continue to put your Recycling out for service on the weeks you normally would. Contact […]

Recology King County: Artist in Residence Program 2023 Welcomes Residency Recipients Haein Kang and Amanda Manitach Image
Recology King County: Artist in Residence Program 2023 Welcomes Residency Recipients Haein Kang and Amanda Manitach

Haein Kang : Through the lens of art, Haein Kang scrutinizes contemporary technologies closely intertwined with politics, the economy, and culture. Human aspirations for a better future often drive technological progress to deliver bigger and faster outcomes. However, this increase in economic efficiency provides only momentary gratification, not ultimate fulfillment. Kang’s art practice challenges that […]