On the Road Again: Littering

I have to be honest.  I was all ready to present you with another riveting topic for this month’s On the Road Again article.  But life’s road takes its twists and turns and sometimes unexpected circumstances can lead one down a…

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…

Composting 101

We see the word everywhere: compostable! We can even compost food at a Mariner’s game, but when you ask most people, no one seems to know, just what is compost? Composting is nature’s process of recycling organic materials into what…

Waste Reduction At Work: Meetings

Meetings happen so often in the workplace that we probably do not think about the waste we generate when we attend. Here are some waste reduction tips for your future face-time requirements: Send the agenda via e-mail ahead of time…

Office prank

Waste Reduction At Work: Office Pranks

When you spend most of your waking hours at work, I hope that at least some of those hours consist of genuine joy, laughter, and fun with your coworkers. While some may find enough satisfaction in passing around a funny…

Soak Up the Rain: Build a Rain Garden at Home

Ah, springtime in the Pacific Northwest! The pitter-patter of raindrops falling steadily on your roof! Rain lasting for hours, if not days! Where does all that rain water go? Do your gutters send water down and away from your home?…

Change Your Habits for Puget Sound Starts Here Month

May is Puget Sound Starts Here Month, a time for us to celebrate our connection to Puget Sound and our local bodies of water. Volunteer projects, workshops, special events and many other activities will be happening all around the Sound…

Home Energy Efficiency Made Easy!

Our homes use a lot of energy and a lot of it is used inefficiently.  You can conserve energy in your home by starting with some quick changes around the house or go even greener and make some larger and…

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…