Category: Recycle

On the Road Again: Feel Good Recycling

When it comes to managing the “stuff” in our lives, most of us genuinely want to recycle and contribute at least in some small way toward making the planet a better and cleaner place. Just look at the recycling rates…

My Favorite Recycling Program: E-Cycle Washington

I’m Jenna Higgins, Recycling Programs Coordinator for the City of Kirkland. It’s a great gig – I get to work with residents and businesses on how to reduce waste and sort what they do have into the right spots. It’s…

On the Road Again: Is Recycling a Political Statement?

Our society has done an outstanding job creating and perpetuating stereotypes: over-simplified assumptions and widely held beliefs about how a society, group, or thing might look or behave. So as not to offend, I’ll offer myself and my Scottish heritage…

On the Road Again: Learning to Practice

So a couple of months ago I decided to buy a birthday present for myself.  It’s one of those things that I had subconsciously coveted for literally decades but for some reason had never bought for myself or even considered…

Recycle Smoke Alarms at City Hall

You know that smoke detectors save lives, but did you know that you can save them from ending their life in a landfill?  “A modern home reaches flashover (not survivable) in 3 1/2 minutes. The only warning you may have…

StyroFest: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

I never shy away from an opportunity to make a gratuitous allusion to one of my favorite epic westerns of all time, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, starring a youthful Clint Eastwood, a theatrically limber Eli Wallach, and…

Bagged styrofoam for recycling collected in June 2015

No, That’s Not Snow…

You thought you were just getting a new TV did you…you didn’t read the fine print about getting huge pieces of difficult to recycle white foam blocks too? According to King County Solid Waste, each year, residents and businesses in…