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In The News | February 11, 2011

Queen Anne in close race to win $50,000 toward a community project


Check out this article about our community improvement in the Queen Anne neighborhood...

 

"The west half of Queen Anne is a close second to win a stake in a $50,000 community project through a city-wide contest held by Seattle waste management company CleanScapes.

 

Running from September 2010 to September of this year, trash collection areas are competing against one another to make the largest reduction in trash, yard waste and recycling compared to the previous year."

 

Continue reading at Queen Anne View

In The News | February 10, 2011

Waste Reduction Contest in Seattle Comes with $50,000


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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.

 

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In The News | February 14, 2011

Show your love for Queen Anne and win a $50,000 community improvement reward


Check out this article about our community improvement in the Queen Anne neighborhood...

 

"Show your love for Queen Anne and win a $50,000 community improvement reward from CleanScapesAccording to the CleanScapes (the folks who pick up the trash), in 2009 Seattle created 352,000 tons of garbage, which eventually found a final resting place in an Oregon landfill. So in an effort to keep all that…stuff…from even getting into the waste stream, CleanScapes is dangling a $50,000 carrot. From the fall of 2010 through fall of 2011 CleanScapes is tracking yard, recycling and trash volumes picked up in service areas. The neighborhood demonstrating the greatest percentage decrease in waste volumes over the course of the year will win a $50,000 community improvement project from the company."

 

Continue reading at the Seattle PI Blog

In The News | December 21, 2009

Queen Anne community competes for $50,000 by cutting garbage & waste at home


Check out this article about Queen Anne and our Community Improvement Awards program...

 

Last month we reported that garbage collection company CleanScapes and Seattle Public Utilities were going to be launching a competition to see which Seattle neighborhood south of the Ship Canal could reduce their waste output the most. And now the competition is on! Five neighborhoods “from Magnolia to Madrona” – Queen Anne included – are now knee-deep in a competition to see who can recycle the most and waste the least. The prize: $50,000 to invest back into a community improvement project of the neighborhood’s choosing – public art, pocket park, P-patch – you name is, CleanScapes will fork out the dough, install and maintain it!

 

Continue reading at the Queen Anne View

Community News | November 18, 2009

Queen Anne Legislator’s Family Challenge


When Washington State Rep. Reuven Carlyle heard about the Neighborhood Waste Reduction Rewards competition he decided to start a competition of his own – a very personal one. He challenged his family of six to reduce their own garbage, recycling and yard waste by 25%!


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