County Invites Public to Comment on Future of Recycling, Disposal and More
Posted on 01/11/2018

(From King County)

The King County Solid Waste Division, together with 37 of the 39 cities in our county, are developing a plan for how to manage things people throw away or recycle. The plan outlines goals, policies, and recommended actions to manage the waste and help protect human health and the environment.

Now ready for public review and comment are two documents - the Draft Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan (draft plan) and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (draft EIS).

• The draft plan provides direction for how King County and the cities will provide the services customers expect while keeping fees as low and stable as possible. It recommends innovative programs to prevent, recycle, and dispose of waste in ways that will protect the environment.

• The draft EIS evaluates the potential environmental impacts of options in the draft plan.

King County is asking for your comments on the draft plan and the draft EIS because your comments will inform policy makers whose decisions will guide how garbage and recycling is managed in King County over the next six to 20 years. Visit to review the draft plan and draft EIS

To provide comments
Complete an on-line survey – fill out a short survey on the draft plan at
Send an email – send comments on the draft plan and the draft EIS to
Send a letter via U.S. Post – send written comments to: King County Solid Waste Division Attn: Draft Solid Waste Plan Comments 201 S. Jackson St., Suite 701 Seattle, WA 98104-3855
Attend an open house – These are informal events, so drop in anytime to learn more, ask questions, and provide your comments. Light refreshments and activities for children will be provided. Interpreters (Spanish, ASL, etc.) and accommodations for people with disabilities will be provided when requested at least one week in advance of the event. To request, please call 206-477-4466, TTY Relay: 711.

Three open houses will be held; each will run from 5:30-7:30 p.m.:
• January 24, 2018: Kingsgate Library 12315 NE 143rd St. Kirkland 98034
• January 30, 2018: Kent Senior Center 600 East Smith St. Kent 98031
• February 7, 2018: King County Library Service Center 960 Newport Way NW Issaquah 98027

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