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We practice Natural Yard Care to protect Lake Washing and support wildlife.

The Natural Yard Care Ambassador program is here!

This month we’re launching our Natural Yard Care Ambassador program! This program is an exciting opportunity for Kirkland residents who practice natural yard care to share those practices with their neighbors and the rest of the Kirkland community. Our first…

WM’s Upgraded State-of-the-Art Recycling Facility

Listen to the Januray 4, 2024 This Week In Kirkland Podcast to hear more about the tour!! Kirkland’s former Mayor and councilmember Penny Sweet, Deputy Mayor Jay Arnold, Interim Public Works Director Truc Dever, and the City’s solid waste team…

A stream scientist in waders collects stream bug samples with a large net.

Stream Bugs! Gauging Stream Health

At the end of each summer, staff from the Public Works Department put on their rubber boots and head out to local creeks to collect samples of stream bugs. The scientific term for these creatures is “benthic macroinvertebrates” (benthic =…

two bins for leftover food at elementary school

Recycling Highlights from 2019

We’re lucky to be able to bring more recycling and waste reduction options to a community as passionate about recycling as Kirkland is! As we reflect on 2019 and look ahead to 2020, we wanted to share five highlights from…

The Climate Story of Waste

Everything that you dispose of, whether an apple peel in the compost or a candy wrapper in the trash, represents a combination of energy, water, and materials that went into growing or manufacturing and shipping that item. When you throw…

2017 Recycling Year in Review

For some, 2017 was a trying, tumultuous, and odd year to say the least.  We all experienced a new administration in Washington, DC; horrific shootings in Texas and Las Vegas; devastating hurricanes in Florida and Texas; a disturbing trend in…