Seattle, WA – (July 18, 2012) – Three community improvement projects totaling $50,000 will be built in North Seattle neighborhoods this year as part of CleanScapes’ annual Neighborhood Waste Reduction Rewards competition.
The 2011 winners in this annual waste reduction competition are the Ravenna, Roosevelt, Bryant and Wedgwood neighborhoods. The Neighborhood Waste Reduction Rewards program challenges Seattle residents to reduce all waste including garbage, recycling, food scraps and yard debris.
A volunteer committee of residents representing each of the winning neighborhoods worked for several months to review projects proposed by residents and community groups and selected the following projects for construction:
A tool lending library in association with North East Sustainable Seattle
An information kiosk, benches and compost bin at Picardo Farms P-patch
Neighborhood identification signs designed by students and residents
CleanScapes will work with community groups to facilitate construction of these projects, and will pay all construction and ongoing maintenance costs.
To learn more about the Neighborhood Waste Reduction Rewards competition and how your neighborhood can win next year, view a map of participating neighborhoods and learn tips on how to reduce waste, visit www.cleanscapes.com. Residents with questions can request more information at EducationOutreach@cleanscapes.com.