Weigh in on King County’s Draft Waste Plan

King County is developing a 20-year plan for managing garbage and recycling, and the community needs to weigh in. Resident input is important to ensure King County and local cities provide the services customers expect while keeping fees as low and stable as possible.

The draft Comprehensive Solid Waste Management plan is open now for public comment (http://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/dnrp/solid-waste/about/planning/comp-plan.aspx). The draft includes three big issues that will affect everyone in King County (including Kirkland residents):

1. King County’s goal is to increase the recycling rate from the current 52% of the County-wide waste stream to 70%.What actions should we take to reach our 70 percent goal?

2. What are the most important services that should be provided at King County’s garbage and recycling transfer facilities, including facilities in northeast King County (i.e. Houghton Transfer Station)?

3. How should King County dispose of its garbage over the long term?

 

There are three ways to comment on the draft plan:

1. Wednesday January 24 Open House – 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Kingsgate Library, 12315 NE 143rd St., Kirkland. This is an informal event, so people can drop in anytime to learn more, ask questions, and provide comments. Light refreshments and activities for children will be provided.

2. Complete a short on-line survey – In English (https://www.peakdemocracy.com/portals/262/Issue_5794) and en Español (https://www.peakdemocracy.com/portals/262/Issue_5795). Your comments will inform policy makers as they decide how garbage and recycling are managed in our county in the future.

3. Send comments on the draft plan to SWD.CompPlan@kingcounty.gov Learn more by checking out the plan (http://www.kingcounty.gov/~/media/depts/dnrp/solid-waste/about/planning/documents/comp-plan-2018-draft.ashx?la=en) and reviewing the short videos on their webpage (http://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/dnrp/solid-waste/about/planning/comp-plan.aspx). Questions or comments for the City of Kirkland? Contact the recycling program at 425-587-3812 or recycle@kirklandwa.gov.

 

Learn more by checking out the plan (http://www.kingcounty.gov/~/media/depts/dnrp/solid-waste/about/planning/documents/comp-plan-2018-draft.ashx?la=en) and reviewing the short videos on their webpage (http://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/dnrp/solid-waste/about/planning/comp-plan.aspx). Questions or comments for the City of Kirkland? Contact the recycling program at 425-587-3812 or recycle@kirklandwa.gov.

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