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Kirkland News Room

The City and local organizations honored for recycling efforts

Contact: John MacGillivray
Public Works Department
jmacgillivray@kirklandwa.gov
(425) 587-3804


KIRKLAND, Wash.
– The City of Kirkland and 12 other Kirkland businesses are among King County’s 112 “Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling for 2015.”  In the annual list, released July 15th, King County commended organizations from an array of sectors, including education, engineering, finance, food, hospitality, government, utilities, medical, real estate, retail, technology and transportation. This is the ninth consecutive year King County has honored businesses for their efforts in waste reduction and recycling. King County honored the following Kirkland organizations:

Allyis
BladeGallery’s Epicurean Edge
Chameleon Technologies, Inc.
CHOICE Insurance LLC
City of Kirkland
Eastside Community Aid Thrift Shop
EvergreenHealth
Google Inc
Landis+Gyr
Neil Levinson Enterprises
Simplicity ABC
Simplicity Décor
Twelve Baskets Catering

Some of the City’s recycling efforts include offering Styrofest, a monthly plastic foam recycling collection event for Kirkland residents and businesses; providing drop-off points for hazardous recyclables such as CFLs, batteries, and cell phones; and coordinating a paper towel composting program for City Hall restrooms.  

For a full list of businesses honored, visit King County’s websitelinks to external site. For more information on how your business can reduce its waste and increase recycling, contact the City of Kirkland Recycling Hotline at (425) 587-3812 or recycle@kirklandwa.gov. (07.24.15)