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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.
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.
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.
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.