What can you recycle in Redmond?
Many people are surprised at they variety of things we put in our curbside recycling in Redmond. Click here for a sheet detailing what you can and can’t recycle in Redmond.
Wich plastics can be Recycled? Watch this fun and informative video to learn which plastics can be recycled in Redmond.
Redmond Businesses Recognized
King County’s Solid Waste Division has named nine Redmond businesses and organizations to the third-annual Best Workplaces for Recycling & Waste Reduction, a list of 65 organizations this year. These King County workplaces are recognized for strong internal recycling programs and for their commitment to reducing the amount of waste their companies produce.
To qualify as a Best Workplace for Recycling & Waste Reduction, organizations must meet at least 10 out of 33 good business recycling practices—choices that range from placing recycling bins by every desk, to collecting food scraps for on or off-site composting, to having internal ‘green teams’ supporting the businesses’ programs.
In addition to the City of Redmond, the businesses and organizations in Redmond recognized for 2009 are:
- Accents Et cetera
- Emerald Heights
- FCS GROUP
- Honeywell International
- Lake Washington School District
- Noetix Corporation
- PCC Natural Markets
“King County is pleased to see the list of Best Workplaces for Recycling and Waste Reduction grow from year to year,” said Sharon Aller, King County program manager for the campaign.
Mayor John Marchione added, “These businesses and organizations put extra effort into reusing, reducing and recycling, which helps keep Redmond and the Puget Sound cleaner and greener. We are proud they do business here in Redmond.”
Learn more about what these businesses are doing to improve recycling programs
Don’t Block the Sidewalk
By Stacey Breskin-Auer, Natural Resources
As new parents of twins my husband and I log many hours on the sidewalks of our neighborhood pushing a double stroller. We have become acutely aware how important it is to keep the sidewalk clear, not only for strollers, but for wheelchairs and people who are sight impaired. The biggest blocking problem on our neighborhood’s sidewalks is garbage and recycling carts set out for pick up.
Here are some quick reminders how to properly set out your carts. Thank you for helping to keep our sidewalks clear and safe!
DO place carts:
- Two (2) feet apart
- At least three (3) feet from cars, trees,
- Before 7am, and with cart lids opening toward street
- Please remove the carts from the curb as soon as possible after collection
DON'T place carts on the sidewalk.