News & Events
City of Shoreline’s Contract with Recology Amended to Address Recycling Contamination
Until recently, many recycled materials in the U.S. were sold to companies in China. To address public health and environmental concerns caused by contamination of this material, the Chinese government has effectively banned the import of these recycled materials. Contamination of imported materials is caused by liquid, food, and non-recyclable items. As Recology and the […] Read more.
Recycling Updates and Best Practices
Plastic bags and plastic film (i.e. plastic wrapped around cases of bathroom tissue) are no longer accepted in your blue recycling bin. These items cause significant challenges in the recycling process and are difficult to capture and recycle when mixed with other recyclable material. This material should be bagged together and taken to a drop […] Read more.
2019 Artist in Residence Program
Recology King County Artist in Residence Program Celebrates Five Years There is a saying that one person’s trash is another person’s treasure. In the case of two King County artists this is literally true. Thanks to a unique program offered by solid waste and recycling hauler, Recology King County, these artists will access the materials […] Read more.
Better at the Bin – Painless Ways to Recycle More
Globally, we produce 3.5 million tons of rubbish a day. If we packed all those discards into garbage trucks and parked them end to end, the line would stretch across the United States, a distance of 3,000 miles. The typical American produces 4.5 pounds of trash per day. That’s higher than in any other country. We can […] Read more.