Darigold, landfill honored for pollution prevention
May 25, 2010
King County environmental officials honored the Issaquah Darigold plant and Cedar Hills Regional Landfill for spotless wastewater discharge records last year.
Darigold and the landfill — just south of Issaquah in unincorporated King County — received kudos from the Industrial Waste Program on May 5. The landfill — operated by the King County Solid Waste Division — and 57 other entities received Gold Awards for no discharging wastewater without violations last year. Darigold and 16 other companies received Silver Awards for no discharge-monitoring violations last year. Darigold operates a landmark plant along Front Street North.
Since 1969, the Industrial Waste Program has required many industries to pre-treat wastewater before release in order to safeguard sewer treatment facilities, workers, the environment and public health.
Besides regulatory enforcement, the program serves as a resource for businesses by supporting permit compliance efforts and educating entrepreneurs about pollution prevention, waste reduction and water conservation. Learn more about the program here.