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ABOUT SOLID WASTE SYSTEM

Learn about the history of our solid waste system and how we became a national leader in waste reduction and recycling. About solid waste system

CONTRACTS

Solid waste contracts for residential, commercial and long haul by rail. Contracts

NORTH TRANSFER STATION PROJECT

The current transfer station is closed. We’re replacing the old facility with a more modern and efficient one that will open in 2016. North Transfer Station Project

SOLID WASTE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

The Solid Waste Management Plan updates the City of Seattle’s programs and services to prevent waste, increase recycling and composting, and improve services. Solid Waste Comprehensive Plans

SOLID WASTE FACILITIES PLAN

The Solid Waste Facilities Master Plan was prepared to address the critical need to upgrade or replace the existing transfer stations before they fail. Solid Waste Facilities Plan

RECYCLING AND WASTE REDUCTION STUDY

Zero Waste Study - This study, completed in 2007, evaluated both new strategies and existing programs adopted previously under the guiding principle of “zero waste” as originally laid out in the 1998 Seattle Solid Waste Comprehensive Plan, On the Path to Sustainability. Zero Waste and collection strategies with the potential to divert significant tonnage away from landfill disposal were identified in this five-month comprehensive study. Recycling and Waste Reduction Study

SOLID WASTE REPORTS

These reports contain a historical overview of solid waste tons generated, recycled, and disposed; cumulative progress to recycling goal; annual program activities and future plans. Solid waste reports

 

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