King County – together with its 37 partner cities – has developed a long-term plan that presents strategies for managing waste, and they’ll be holding three Open Houses to discuss the draft Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan and draft Environmental Impact Statement (draft EIS).

The open houses will run from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on the following dates and locations:

The draft plan provides direction on how King County and cities will provide the services customers expect while keeping fees as low and stable as possible. It also recommends innovative programs to prevent, recycle, and dispose of waste in ways that are efficient, cost effective, and will protect human health and the environment.

The draft EIS evaluates the potential environmental impacts of options discussed in the draft plan.

Public comments on these two far-reaching documents will inform policy-maker decisions on how garbage and recycling is managed in King County for the next six to 20 years.

The open houses are informal events, so drop in anytime to learn more, ask questions, and provide your comments. Light refreshments and activities for children will be provided. Interpreters (Spanish, ASL, etc.) and accommodations for people with disabilities will be provided when requested at least one week in advance of the event. To request, please call 206-477-4466, TTY Relay: 711.

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The Solid Waste Division provides environmentally responsible solid waste transfer and disposal services in King County. The division operates eight transfer stations, two rural drop boxes, and the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill – the only operational landfill in the county. Its stakeholders include residents and business owners in unincorporated King County and 37 cities throughout the county. The division works closely with stakeholders to continue its national leadership in waste prevention, resource recovery, and waste disposal.

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