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City of Kirkland Recognized for Recycling Efforts

King County honors 12 other Kirkland organizations


Contact: Jenna Higgins
Public Works Department 
(425) 587-3814

August 3, 2016

KIRKLAND, Wash. – For the fifth consecutive year, the City of Kirkland is listed among King County’s 112 “Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling for 2016.”

Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling for 2016 Logo

Now in its 10th year, this award commends organizations that are dedicated to reducing waste. Eligible business sectors include education, engineering and manufacturing, financial, food and hospitality, government and utilities, medical, professional services, real estate and property management, retail, technology, and transportation.


The City of Kirkland’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. The City also was awarded an honor roll distinction for being on the list for five consecutive years.

The City was among 12 other Kirkland businesses who were recognized by King County for their efforts in waste reduction and recycling. Other local businesses include:

Chameleon Technologies, Inc.
CHOICE Insurance LLC
City of Kirkland
Eastside Community Aid Thrift Shop
ECO Cartridge Store
Neil Levinson Enterprises
PACE Engineers, Inc.
Simplicity ABC
Simplicity Décor
Twelve Baskets Catering

For a list of all businesses honored, visit King County’s solid waste website. 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 by email at