Category: Recycle

Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet Safely

Did you know that four of five heroin addicts started out with abuse of prescription opiates? Or that home medicines are a leading cause of preventable poisoning for children under age six? Make sure your children don’t get in to…

Six Ways to Be the Worst Recycler Ever

While I’m a confirmed, lifelong subscriber to the glass is half-empty philosophy, I’m often awakened from my pessimistic melancholia when I observe people genuinely wanting to do the right thing when it comes to recycling, even if they’re making a…

Kirkland Bicycle Makes Recycling Work

For small businesses, there are lots of things to juggle to be successful. Local business Kirkland Bicycle knows that – but has also made doing their part for the environment a priority. For Bike Month, we sat down with Joe…

Multifamily Recycling: Case Studies in Success!

In the northwest, and here in Kirkland, we’re pretty into recycling. The City consistently has one of the highest single family recycling rates in King County. We have higher recycling rates than many parts of the country, and work hard…

Paint Green (Even When Your Paint is White)

Is painting a room in your house or maybe your whole house on your “to do” list? A fresh coat of “Jungle Vine Green” or “Morning Hush White” can be a great pick-me-up for tired-looking walls, but did you know…

Bagged styrofoam for recycling collected in June 2015

Adventures of a Summer Intern: Deciphering StyroFest

STYROFEST… I have been hearing about this colossal event since I started with the City of Kirkland Solid Waste team in June. But not until I experienced the organized chaos myself, did I really understand. The sheer volume of Styrofoam…

3d recycling guides at Evergreen Health's cafeteria

26 Things Your Green Team Can *Do*

You have a Green Team at your office, now what? Here are 26 activities that your Green Team could do (and feel free to contact us for help at your Kirkland workplace!): Cut Your Workplace’s Waste Improve recycling at your…

3 Steps to Green Your Business’ Supplies

Kirkland businesses recycle about 24% of their waste – but so much more is recyclable! Increasing what your business recycles can allow you to reduce your trash service and save money, since recycling is free. The City’s Smart Business Guide…