Kirkland Green E-Updates

Public Meeting on King County’s Solid Waste Management Plan Residents encouraged to comment on plan

Kirkland City Hall Council Chambers (123 – 5th Ave) Thursday, December 17 6 to 7:30pm

Learn about King County’s solid waste system and a number of proposed goals and recommendations. City and County Solid Waste Division staff will be on hand to provide information and to answer questions. View the plan online at www.kingcounty.gov/swdcompplan. King County seeks public comment by February 4, 2010.

Comments on the plan can also be provided via: Email:   CSWMP.Comments@kingcounty.gov Web:   http://your.kingcounty.gov/solidwaste/contacts/comment-form.asp Letter:   2009 Draft Solid Waste Plan Comments, King County Solid Waste Division, 201 S. Jackson St., Suite 701, Seattle, WA 98104-3855

For more information, contact the Kirkland Solid Waste Coordinator ((425) 587-3804 orjmacgillivray@ci.kirkland.wa.us).

Green Holidays Creative ideas for an eco-friendly celebration

From eco-gift wrapping options to holiday light recycling locations, get green ideas for gift giving, holiday décor, entertaining, gift wrapping, holiday tree-cycling, and more!

Check out King County’s new collection of resources to make green your holiday color as well as your way of life: http://your.kingcounty.gov/solidwaste/ecoconsumer/green-holidays.asp

Holiday & Winter Storm Collection Delays Garbage, Recycling, and Yard Waste Collection

Holiday Collection Schedule Garbage, yard waste, and recycling are collected as usual on all weekday holidays except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.

If your regular waste collection day falls on Christmas Day (Friday, December 25th), your service will be delayed to Saturday, December 26th.

If your regular collection day falls on New Year’s Day (Friday, January 1st), your service will be delayed to Saturday, January 2nd.

Winter Storm Collection If weather conditions prevent safe collection of your waste, a double load will be collected at no extra cost on your next collection day.

Refer to the Collection Day Bulletin Board for collection updates and for tips on managing extra garbage and recycling.  You can also call Waste Management Customer Service ((800) 592-9995) for this information.

Tree-cycling Options

Waste Management will collect trees from curbside customers on their normal collection days. Please remove all garland, tinsel and ornaments

Cut your tree into pieces and place them in your gray yard waste cart. Alternatively, cut your tree into 3-foot lengths and bundle them with natural fiber rope or twine. Bundles should be no more than 2 feet wide.

For other options, check out King County’s Tree-Cycling page

Upcoming Green Kirkland Partnership Project

Cotton Hill Park (110th Ave NE & NE 98th St) Monday, January 18 (MLK Day of Service) 10am to 3pm

Join UW students and the Highlands Neighborhood to remove invasive plants from the UW Restoration Ecology student project site.

Snacks, beverages, and limited tools will be provided. Bring a lunch. Bring your own gloves and clippers (if you have them). Extra shovels and stiff rakes are also always welcome.

WEAR BOOTS!!! It will be very wet and muddy!

For questions, please contact Green Kirkland Steward Karen, Karen@tinyisland.com.