Nominate ‘green’ businesses, organizations for county honor

May 8, 2012

By Staff

King County Solid Waste Division officials need nominees for the annual Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling list.

The award spotlights businesses for strong recycling, reuse and waste-prevention efforts. The list, formed in 2007, recognizes the accomplishments of small and large businesses for conserving natural resources, as well as reducing the amount of recyclable materials headed to landfills.

The contest is open to businesses and organizations operating in King County outside Seattle. The deadline for entries is June 29. Apply at http://your.kingcounty.gov/solidwaste/garbage-recycling/best-workplaces.asp

The criteria include waste reduction and recycling practices, such as using reusable or compostable dishware in kitchens, collecting batteries for recycling or setting all printers to default to double-sided printing.

Contact Program Manager Karen May at 206-296-4353 or karen.may@kingcounty.gov to learn more.

In 2011, Issaquah municipal government and the Issaquah School District, plus Issaquah businesses Pogacha, Outsource Marketing, Rowley Properties and Timber Ridge at Talus earned awards through the program.

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