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They say one man's trash is another man's treasure. But, with a competition announced today by CleanScapes, Seattle Public Utilities and King County Councilmember Larry Phillips, creating less trash could mean treasure for your neighborhood.
As part of the 2011 Neighborhood Waste Reduction Rewards Program, CleanScapes is offering to build a $50,000 community project in the neighborhood that best reduces its waste footprint.
According to CleanScapes, the typical Seattle family of four disposes of three tons of garbage, recycling and yard/food waste every year.
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.
attached: Waste Reduction Program 2011 - PDF
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Three garbage trucks rolled into position in the background as Cleanscapes, King County and Seattle Public Utilities made their pitch.
"The garbage company of yesterday was just concerned about collecting garbage," said Tim Croll, Director of Seattle's Solid Waste Department. "The garbage company of today is concerned about collecting garbage, recycling and yard waste. But, the garbage company of tomorrow, similar to Cleanscapes, is working to reduce the amount they actually collect."
Central Seattle Wins New Playground by Reducing Waste
CleanScapes is delighted to announce that a new playground at Washington Park is the featured $50,000 community project chosen as the 2009/2010 waste reduction competition award.
attached: CleanScapes Press Release - PDF
Check out this article about our cleanup efforts in Seattle...
Earlier this year I began an effort to keep our downtown cleaner and enhance public safety. I told Chris Martin, president of Cleanscapes, one of Seattle’s contract solid waste, recycling, and yard/foodwaste haulers, of my work to improve garbage collection, to have cleaner alleys and to get the gum off the sidewalks. Chris immediately offered to volunteer time of his cleaning crews to help in my effort.