Community invited to comment on the future of recycling, transfer facilities and disposal

Written by on February 5, 2018 in Housing Choice Voucher Program, Scattered sites, Seattle Housing Authority - Comments Off

By King County Solid Waste

King County is working together with the cities in our county to develop a plan for how to manage our garbage and recycling for the next 20 years. The plan provides direction for how King County and the cities will provide the services customers expect while keeping fees as low and stable as possible.

A draft plan and a draft Environmental Impact Statement that evaluates the potential environmental impacts of options in the draft plan are ready for public review and comment.

The draft plan outlines innovative programs to prevent, recycle and dispose of waste in ways that help protect human health and the environment.

The draft EIS evaluates the potential environmental impacts of options in the draft plan.

The draft plan addresses many topics, however, there are three big issues ahead that will affect everyone in King County:

  • King County has a goal to recycle 70 percent of our waste stream. Currently we recycle 52 percent of our waste stream. What actions should we take to reach our 70 percent goal?
  • What are the most important services that should be provided at King County’s garbage and recycling transfer facilities, including facilities in northeast King County?
  • How should King County dispose of its garbage over the long term?

To learn more about the draft plan, visit to review the Notice of Availability, the draft plan and draft EIS, see short videos outlining the issues and fill out a brief survey.

Here’s how you can comment:

  • Complete a short on-line survey. Your comments will inform policy makers whose decisions will guide how garbage and recycling are managed in our county in the future
  • Send an email with your comments to
  • Send a letter via U.S. Mail to: King County Solid Waste Division Attn: Draft Solid Waste Plan Comments 201 S. Jackson St., Suite 701 Seattle, WA 98104-3855

The deadline to submit comments on the draft plan and draft EIS is March 8.

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