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.
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.
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.
The Artist in Residence Program at Recology King County is a unique art and education program that provides King County artists with access to discarded materials, a stipend, and a studio space at the Recology Material Recovery Facility in Seattle.
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