Cedar Grove completes the compost circle of life

March 4, 2014

Local composting takes global technology.

Cedar Grove Composting has grown a lot in its 25-year history of turning organic material into plant fertilizer. The May Valley facility recently won an Issaquah Chamber of Commerce Innovation in Issaquah award, due to its continuing community efforts. Such progress did not happen all at once.

“In 1989,” Cedar Grove’s Chief Environmental and Sustainability Officer Jerry Bartlett said, “nobody knew what compost was and nobody knew what to do with it.”

The company had received a contract with the city of Seattle to convert yard waste into fertilizer. It turned into a first for both entities.

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Cedar Hills landfill sets community meeting

October 15, 2013

Cedar Hills Regional Landfill hosts its semi-annual community meeting from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 24 at the King County Library Service Center, 960 Newport Way N.W.

The community meetings provide an ongoing forum for area residents and King County Solid Waste Division staff to discuss conditions and activities at the landfill. Bio Energy Washington staff will also give an update on the landfill gas-to-energy plant.

Solid waste generated in King County, excluding Seattle and Milton, is disposed at the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill, the only active landfill remaining in the county. Located at 16645 228th Ave. S.E., a 920-acre site south of Issaquah, Cedar Hills has provided for disposal of the county’s solid waste since 1965.

Learn more by calling 206-296-4490 or go to http://1.usa.gov/19A2Anj.



King County holds landfill meeting in Issaquah

April 23, 2013

King County will host a community landfill meeting in the continued effort to gather feedback and share ideas.

The King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks’ Solid Waste Division will host an ongoing forum for area residents from 7-9 p.m. April 24 at the King County Library Service Center, at 960 Newport Way N.W.

Topics for the meeting will include updates from county staff about landfill activities and updates from Bio Energy Washington staff members on its landfill gas-to-energy plant.

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County offers landfill tour

April 23, 2013

King County extends an invitation for the public to take part in a free, guided tour of its Cedar Hills Regional Landfill on April 27.

As a part of the county’s Earth Week series of educational events, the tour will last for about an hour and limited space means that reservations will be required.

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