FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Burien, WA – Recology CleanScapes officially opened a new recycling focused retail store and customer service center in the Five Corners Shopping Center in Burien Saturday. The new store and customer service center for customers served by Recology CleanScapes in the communities of Burien, Des Moines, and SeaTac offers opportunities for face-to-face customer service, the ability to drop-off hard to recycle items, and offers creative products and gifts designed to reduce waste while encouraging recycling.
“We are excited about the many opportunities this store will bring to our community,” said Burien Mayor Lucy Krakowiak. “By encouraging our residents to consider the impact materials can have on our environment and by offering solutions, Recology CleanScapes is helping our community achieve a more sustainable future.”
Recology CleanScapes customers in the Highline area will now be able to use the store as a resource for community events to learn about environmental stewardship. The company’s first store in Issaquah’s Gilman Village has hosted numerous community organizations from scout troops to environmentally-minded organizations.
“The new Recology Store Highline will serve as a great resource to encourage and promote environmental stewardship for future generations,” said Des Moines Mayor Dave Kaplan. “The City of Des Moines is pleased to see this type of investment in our community.”
The products the store will sell are designed be durable, reusable and be kept out of landfills. Many products have been “up-cycled”, which turns something of lesser value into a higher use. Additionally, customers can use the location as a resource to drop-off hard to dispose of items like electronics or bicycles. Recology CleanScapes works with local non-profits to recycle, re-purpose or up-cycle these items.
“This store is a great addition to our Highline communities!” said SeaTac Mayor Mia Gregerson. “We are delighted to welcome a concept that changes the way we think about how we use our materials and makes recycling more convenient for our residents.”
“Recology sees a world without waste,” said Dan Bridges, General Manager for Recology CleanScapes. “This store and the commitment to environmental stewardship of these communities in Highline will bring us closer to achieving that goal.”
Recology CleanScapes currently provides solid waste, recycling and compost collection service for the cities of Seattle, Shoreline, Des Moines, Issaquah, Carnation, Burien, SeaTac, Maple Valley and Bothell. Recology CleanScapes is a subsidiary of Recology, an employee-owned company that sees a world without waste, where resources are used and re-used in a sustainable ecosystem that strives for their best and highest use.