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Free Recycling Workshop at The Recology Store
Become a recycling expert! You want to do the right thing, but the rules around recycling can be confusing. We are here to help! Join us at The Recology Store in Shoreline on Saturday, January 18, 9-10am for a free “What Goes Where?” workshop. In this free, one-hour session you’ll learn: Which materials are […] Read more.
12 Days of Sustainable Holiday Gifts
Last year Americans spent almost $15 billion on unwanted presents! What a waste! If you’re looking for gifts that are sure to be a hit and will help your loved ones waste less in 2020, we’ve rounded up our favorite zero-waste essentials, plus a few fun-but-still-sustainable finds to add to your shopping list this year. […] Read more.
10 Tips to Curb Holiday Waste
Looking for a fright this Halloween? Consider that 1.3 of the 1.9 billion pounds of pumpkins grown each year end up in landfills, secreting methane and contributing to climate change. Scarier still is that American household waste increases by 25% between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day adding an additional 1 million tons a week to […] Read more.
Where to Take Plastic Bags in 2020
The Plastic Bag Problem Plastic bags and wrap have long been a problem at recycling facilities. Due to the lightweight, flexible nature of plastic bags and wrap, this type of material is difficult to separate from other recyclables, rendering other types of recyclable material less valuable to manufacturers. Another problem they pose is to the […] Read more.
Keep these Top 10 Contaminants Out of Your Recycling Cart
Recycling contamination has a direct impact on our ability to recycle materials and keep them out of landfills. Contamination, defined as non-recyclable material inside of your recycling container, can take many forms, but these are the most common materials we see improperly placed in curbside recycling. Please keep these top 10 contaminants out of your […] Read more.
Recology King County Artist in Residence Program 2020 Now Accepting Applications
The Artist in Residence Program at Recology King County is a unique opportunity for King County artists to work with recycled materials and promote new ways of thinking about art and the environment. The five-month residency includes access to discarded materials at the Recology Material Recovery Facility in South Seattle, Recology Stores and the North […] Read more.
Quick Gift Wrap Guide
Before you wrap your gifts, check out this guide! You can avoid adding to landfills if you reuse all that you can (save those ribbons and bows!) and avoid glitter or metallics when you purchase new bags, paper or tissue. Read more.
Recycling Reminder: Please Flatten All Cardboard
Recycling Reminder: Please flatten all cardboard when placing recyclables at the curb! Flattened cardboard saves space in your recycling cart and allows our drivers to move more efficiently through your neighborhood. 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.
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.