Category: Recycle

Great (Trashy) Places to Visit for Free

I’m sure we can all remember back in school when it was “field trip day.”  It was an opportunity to get a break from the daily monotony of the classroom, see the world, and experience and learn something new.  Whether…

Watch Your Waste!

Everyone’s heard the phrase, “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”, but how many of us actually incorporate this into our daily lives? Sure, Northwesterners are known for their commitment to recycling, but we can go further with our waste reduction! Challenge yourself to…

Kirkland Makes Recycling an Event

Okay Kirklanders!  Give yourselves a big pat on the back for making our semiannual recycling collection events a success for 20 consecutive years!  Since 1994, Kirkland residents have brought everything from old appliances to worn tires to spent motor oil…

A Secure Medicine Return Program in King County?

With ever-changing recycling guidelines, it’s difficult for our residents to keep up with what can and cannot be recycled. As my fellow professionals in the solid waste and recycling field will attest, we receive tons of great questions from the…

Residents taking photos at Cascade Recycling Center tour

De-Bunking Recycling Myths

Kirkland residents work hard to recycle right. But, just where do these recyclables go after you’ve placed them in your recycling cart? Every spring and fall, as a part of Kirkland’s Sustainability Education Series, thirty Kirkland residents see for themselves…

On the Road Again: What Holds Us Back

Welcome to the first On the Road Again, my blog commentary where I let you in on some of my observations spawned by the sheer boredom of enduring several hours each week of I-405 gridlock.  My basic premise for this…

Are You Addicted to Plastic?

Have you seen the documentary Addicted to Plastic? (You can find the trailer on YouTube.) In the film, a young man takes us on his journey to travel the world studying plastics: how they are made, how we dispose of them,…