waste Section

Wastemobile coming to Burien Fred Meyer the weekend of Sept. 23-25

Wastemobile coming to Burien Fred Meyer the weekend of Sept. 23-25

King County residents can safely and conveniently dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile makes its only visit of the... [Read more]

Four Burien businesses named ‘Best’ by county for waste prevention & recycling

Four Burien businesses named ‘Best’ by county for waste prevention & recycling

King County’s Solid Waste Division announced that 112 local companies have been named to the 2016 Tenth Annual “Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling” list, including four businesses... [Read more]

New contract for CleanScapes approved at Monday night’s council session

New contract for CleanScapes approved at Monday night’s council session

At Monday night’s City Council meeting, lawmakers voted to approve a seven-year contract with CleanScapes, and the new service is slated to begin June 1, 2014. The new contract – championed by... [Read more]

Proposed new solid waste collection service will reduce customer rates

Proposed new solid waste collection service will reduce customer rates

by Ralph Nichols CleanScapes Inc. is one city council vote away from becoming the new collector of garbage, recyclables and compostables for Burien residents and businesses. Both residential and commercial... [Read more]

Business Recycling Collection Event coming to Criminal Justice Center Aug. 8

Business Recycling Collection Event coming to Criminal Justice Center Aug. 8

Burien businesses can recycle a wide variety of business-related items at a free recycling event on Thursday, Aug. 8, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Criminal Justice Training Center, located at 19010... [Read more]

Household Hazardous Wastemobile coming to Des Moines April 26–28

Household Hazardous Wastemobile coming to Des Moines April 26–28

The King County Household Hazardous Wastemobile will be at the Des Moines Marina the weekend of April 26 – 28, and all King County and city residents will be able to safely dispose of old car batteries,... [Read more]

Dispose of Household Hazardous Waste FREE at Wastemobile Event March 22–24

Dispose of Household Hazardous Waste FREE at Wastemobile Event March 22–24

All King County and city residents can safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile comes to Burien the weekend of March... [Read more]

Recycling Collection Event & Rain Barrel Sale Is Saturday, Sept. 18th

Recycling Collection Event & Rain Barrel Sale Is Saturday, Sept. 18th

The cities of Normandy Park and Burien are co-sponsoring a Recycling Collection Event and Rain Barrel Sale on Saturday, Sept. 18th at the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Center, located at 19010... [Read more]

Business Recycling Collection Event Is Thursday, July 29th

Business Recycling Collection Event Is Thursday, July 29th

A Business Recycling Collection Event is planned for Thursday, July 29th from 11am – 4pm at the Criminal Justice Training Center, located at 19010 First Ave South. The event is sponsored by the cities... [Read more]

Household Hazardous Wastemobile Is Coming March 26-28

Household Hazardous Wastemobile Is Coming March 26-28

King County’s Spring Household Hazardous Wastemobile Event is coming up from Friday, March 26th through Sunday, March 28th at the Des Moines Marina. This is the perfect opportunity to get rid of... [Read more]

It’s Time To Recycle Your Christmas Tree

It’s Time To Recycle Your Christmas Tree

It’s that time of year again, when the holiday trimmings start coming off, get put into big plastic storage bins in the shed, leaving behind a dilapidated and dried up, dangerously flammable Christmas... [Read more]

The New Phone Book’s Here! The New Phone Book’s Here!

The New Phone Book’s Here! The New Phone Book’s Here!

Photo by Janet Grella Save this image to your hard drive. Print it out. Because soon you won’t be seeing this waste of paper products and plastic bags. Does anyone even use a phone book anymore?... [Read more]

Got Waste? Wastemobile Coming To Burien Oct. 10-12

Got Waste? Wastemobile Coming To Burien Oct. 10-12

Got waste? Then get your environmentally-aware self (along with your waste) on down to the King County Wastemobile, which will be parked at the Criminal Justice Training Center Oct. 10-12. The Wastemobile... [Read more]

Fall Recycling Event & Rain Barrel Sale Sat. From 9am-3pm

Fall Recycling Event & Rain Barrel Sale Sat. From 9am-3pm

The Normandy Park and Burien Fall Recycling Event and Rain Barrel Sale is scheduled for this Saturday, Sept. 20th from 9am – 3pm at the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Center, which is... [Read more]