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In The News | February 10, 2011

Waste Reduction Contest in Seattle Comes with $50,000

Check out this article about our community improvement awards...


Seattle residents are in the thick of duking it out to see who will take home this year’s $50,000 prize from CleanScapes.


CleanScapes devised a waste-reduction contest among neighborhoods in the Seattle area last year to help boost recycling rates and keep waste from landfills. The winning neighborhoods receive $50,000, and they decide how to spend the cash on community projects. Last year’s winners settled on a playground in Washington Park and a series of benches in Shoreline, both of which will be dedicated to waste reduction and built by volunteers.


Continue reading at Earth911

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In The News | February 09, 2011

Ravenna in the waste reduction lead for $50,000 from CleanScapes

Check out this article about waste reduction efforts in the Ravenna neighborhood...


Out of all of CleanScapes’ waste pick-up areas in the city, Ravenna has done more since September 2010 to reduce the amount of waste — garbage, recycling and yard waste — than any other area in the city. And if we can keep it up until the end of the contest (September 2011), our area will win $50,000 to spend on the community project of our choice.


Continue reading at ravennablog

tags: seattle  community improvement award 

In The News | February 02, 2011

Local Residents Submit Winning Proposal

Check out this article about our proposal for a new playground in Washington Park...


CleanScapes, a local waste and recycling service provider, is awaiting final approval for a project that would put new playground equipment in the Washington Park Playfield. The project, which would be installed by April, serves as the reward for the winners of CleanScapes 2009-2010 Neighborhood Waste Reduction competition.


“The idea was to start conversation in communities about waste generation and how easy it is to reduce waste we accumulate as a community,” said Candy Castellanos, a project manager for CleanScapes. “We divided up communities by waste-collection day, and every month we were able to weigh the tonnage of garbage collection.”  


Continue reading at the Madison Park Times

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In The News | January 31, 2011

$50,000 for Seattle’s top waste-reduction neighborhood

Check out this article about our Community Improvement Award program...


The prize is $50,000, and so far it looks like residents of Seattle's Ravenna neighborhood are going to clean up. That district is leading a waste-reduction contest sponsored by Seattle-based hauler CleanScapes.


It's the neighborhood that is doing the best to reduce not just its garbage but also its recycling and yard waste — based on a weighing of the garbage, yard waste and recycling produced by each neighborhood.


Continue reading at the Seattle Times

tags: community improvement award  seattle 

In The News | January 31, 2011

Green merit badge? Recycling just isn’t good enough anymore

Check out this article about the costs of recycling in Seattle...


Sure, like most Northwesterners, you recycle like a demon. Cans, glass, plastic, yard waste. You even compost your kitchen scraps. You’re a regular environmental hero. Or maybe not ...Tim Croll, head of solid waste for Seattle Public Utilities, points out that that even recycling uses a lot of energy, fossil fuel and natural resources.


Continue reading at KPLU

tags: seattle  recycling 

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