Today CleanScapes, Seattle Public Utilities, and King County Councilmember Larry Phillips kicked-off the 2011 Neighborhood Waste Reduction Rewards Program. CleanScapes’ trucks provided a graphic reminder of how much a Seattle family generates by depositing approximately a year’s worth of garbage, recycling and yard waste on the floor of the North Transfer Station. The typical Seattle family of four disposes of three tons of garbage, recycling, and yard/food waste every year!
“People in Seattle do a great job recycling,” said Chris Martin, President of CleanScapes. “However, we can do more to reduce all of the material we throw away. People can do simple things like buying a reusable travel mug, bringing their own reusable shopping bags and switch from paper towels to cloth kitchen towels.”
To help Seattle communities along the road toward zero waste, CleanScapes is challenging residents and neighborhoods to reduce their waste footprint with the annual Neighborhood Waste Reduction Rewards competition. The reward? A $50,000 community project built in the winning neighborhood and maintained by CleanScapes.
Read more at the attached pdf.