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Burien | March 19, 2015

Seahurst Beach Cleanup Success

Burien, WA— 202 lbs. of trash was collected throughout Seahurst Park on Friday, February 20th. Working alongside ESC & the City of Burien were AVID students from Highline High School, Puget Soundkeeper Alliance, & the WA Conservation Corp. All together there were seven bags of trash, four of which consisted entirely of recyclables. The more bizarre findings included a laptop battery charger, several pairs of shoes, and a soiled diaper.


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Community News | March 06, 2015

Inside look at all Seattle’s food in the landfill

If you haven't heard by now that Seattle is making you compost, there's a new video to illustrate how important it is to separate your trash. 


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Community News | July 24, 2014

Wildlife Safety

Take precautions to avoid bear encounters by keeping your garbage in secured containers.


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Community News | July 02, 2013

Des Moines Farmer’s Market Steps Up Recycling

If you’ve stopped by Des Moines’ thriving Waterfront Farmer’s Market this year, you may have noticed something different: a lot less garbage. Thanks to Market Manager Rikki Morehl’s pioneering efforts to work towards a zero waste market, CleanScapes has partnered to provide food scraps collection bins at three locations near the food vendors. Corn-on-the-cob, uncoated paper plates, wooden stir sticks, food scraps – all of these are items which used to go in the garbage, but can now be made into compost when market-goers place them in one of the green food scraps bins. In addition, CleanScapes has sponsored larger recycling bins throughout the market. Together, these changes have meant less waste and a greener market.

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Community News | May 01, 2013

Shoreline City Council Approves Plastic Bag Ban

In a vote Monday night, the council approved an ordinance that will ban most plastic "carryout bags" in the city as of February, 2014. 

Following in the footsteps of neighboring cities such as Edmonds and Seattle, Shoreline passed a sweeping plastic carryout ban Monday, which will take effect early next year.


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