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| 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.

 

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| March 14, 2011

Einstein Teamwork Reduces School Waste


Check out this article about how we've helped get a school involved in composting and waste reduction...

Albert Einstein Middle School, through a program they call "Use Less at Lunch" increased their recycling, created new compost for the school garden, and decreased the amount of garbage produced at the school from eight cans a day to one. In the process, they saved the school money.

Perhaps it wasn't a village, but it was definitely a team of focused and supportive members.

Marcia Garrett, a teacher already instrumental in the Edible Schoolyard project, had a suspicion that a lot of recycling was going in the garbage during school lunches and that it would be a good thing to do something about it.

Continue reading at Shorline Area News

| April 16, 2011

CleanScapes Awards $10,000 Prize to Shoreline Neighborhoods


SHORELINE, WA – (April 16, 2011) – On Saturday, April 16th, CleanScapes’ President Chris Martin and Shoreline Mayor,Keith McGlashan announced the winner for CleanScapes 2010/2011 Neighborhood Reduction Rewards Competition. CleanScapes, a solid waste company serving Shoreline and Seattle, awarded a $10,000 community grant to the neighborhoods of Meridian Park, Highland Terrace, Parkwood, Westminster Triangle, and Richmond Highlands.


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| October 29, 2009

Family plowing its way to zero waste


Check out this article about how we've helped this family in their waste reduction efforts...

 

A family of four has moved from the farm to an urban Puget Sound community and is now plowing its way to zero waste. When the Peterka family moved to Shoreline, they brought part of the farm with them. They ripped up the backyard lawn and planted a large garden.They built a fenced chicken coop in one corner, and worm and compost bins in the other. Then they made some sacrifices."We stopped buying groceries that came in plastic, essentially which was a big deal, not an easy task," explained Brian Peterka.

 

Continue reading at King 5 News

| November 23, 2010

Garbage trucks turn plows


Check out this article about snow removal in Shoreline...

 

It’s a garbage truck and a snow plow.

If you see it out on the streets today its actually part of a pilot project we’re told between the City of Shoreline and CleanScapes.

The modified commercial collection trucks are now helping to plow and sand roads in Shoreline. “It occurred to me that if our trucks could not get out to collect garbage on steep or difficult to reach streets, why not use them to assist our municipal customers to increase the number of plows on main arterials,” says CleanScapes’ President Chris Martin.

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| February 16, 2010

Local Family’ s Goal: Zero Waste


When the Peterka family moved from their farm in Carnation back to Shoreline, they decided to bring the farm and their zero-waste strategy with them. They have become role models for neighbors and the Shoreline community as local leaders in urban farming and community gardening. The Peterka’s zero waste lifestyle has inspired the City of Shoreline to offer a new service: a 10-gallon monthly garbage pick-up option. How do they do it? Step by step.


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| April 30, 2011

2011 Shoreline Spring Recycle Fest Event


Date:  4/30/2011 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM


Cost: FREE. Bring event flyer or show proof of residency.


Location: Shoreline Park & Ride


Aurora Ave N at 192nd
Shoreline, Washington 98133

Learn More at the City of Shoreline Website

| July 09, 2011

2011 Shoreline Where Our Wild Things Are Habitat Tour


Date:  7/9/2011
Cost: Free
Location: Shoreline, Washington


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| July 16, 2011

2011 Shoreline SolarFest Fair


Date:  7/16/2011
Cost: Free
Location: Shoreline Community College


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| August 20, 2011

Celebrate Shoreline Festival


One of many events that are a part of Celebrate Shoreline festivities
Date: 8/20/2011 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost: Free admission, some cost for rides and food vendors
Location: Ridgecrest Elementary School


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| October 01, 2011

2011 Shoreline Fall Recycle Fest Event


Date:  10/1/2011 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Cost: No entry charge. Bring event flyer or show proof of residency.
Location: Shoreline Park & Ride


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| November 21, 2014

Q: Can I recycle my used cooking oil?


A: Dear Tom,

Whether you cook with butter, olive oil or pancetta drippings, your used or unwanted cooking oil and grease can have a life-after-dinner as biofuel. While you can put cooking oil and grease in the garbage you now have another choice - support a local and renewable green fuel movement by donating your kitchen oil.


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| May 21, 2010

Q: What do I do with my household batteries? - SHORELINE


A: Dear Shirley,

From flashlights to cell phones to hybrid cars, battery power has become an everyday essential for most Americans. Annually, more than three billion household batteries are sold in the United States, producing more than 125,000 tons of waste. Many batteries still contain toxic materials such as mercury and cadmium, which pose a threat to human health and the environment if not disposed of properly.

Here are some guidelines to help you identify and dispose of household batteries in Shoreline:


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| March 02, 2010

Q: What should I do with daily food scraps?


A: Dear Candy,

There are many creative ways to temporarily store food scraps in the kitchen, at your desk or in workplace common areas.

One simple and FREE way to keep the fruit flies at bay and limit the smell of food scraps is to use what you already have available – any washable container with a lid. Some examples include empty paper milk cartons, large plastic tubs with lids or plastic juice pitchers.


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| December 08, 2009

Q: What is the correct method to dispose of CFL light bulbs that contain mercury? - SHORELINE


A: Dear Daemon,

Switching to Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs (CFLs) is an excellent choice to make when it comes to energy savings. However, CFLs contain a small amount of mercury, a highly toxic substance, and are not allowed in the garbage.

Here are a few options for recycling your CFL tubes and bulbs:


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| June 12, 2009

Q: Can I recycle the plastic plant pots, trays and containers that new plants come in? - SHORELINE


A: Dear Mack,

Gardeners in Shoreline cannot recycle plastic plant pots curbside, but several Shoreline businesses accept containers for recycling. Some nurseries will re-use these pots and trays -- making your gardening practices even "greener."


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| June 09, 2009

Q: Which plastics can be recycled these days? - SHORELINE


A: Dear Eve,

It's not about the numbers! I wish I could answer this question with a simple recycle-by-number chart, but unfortunately plastic recycling requires a bit more scrutiny.

The number on your plastic product describes the plastic composition of your item but does not indicate whether the plastic can be recycled into a new product. Misleading? A little.

It's a plastic world out there, so before you throw your arms up and your plastics in the garbage, here are some guidelines for plastic recycling in Shoreline:


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| April 30, 2009

Q: What is the new e-cycle law in Washington State? Can I really recycle electronics for free?


A: Dear Christopher,

Washington State now has a network of free drop-off locations for unwanted electronics. This service began January 1, 2009, thanks to a Washington State law passed in 2006 that puts the onus on electronics manufacturers to pay for recycling costs associated with their products. 


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| March 28, 2009

Q: How do I dispose of shredded paper?


A: Dear Sarah,

There are actually two separate questions bundled into this larger question:

  1. What is the most environmentally sound end use for shredded paper?

  2. How do we get to the correct end use with curbside pickup?


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| December 30, 2008

Q: Can compostable plastic bags go in our food and yard waste can?


A: Dear Milan,

Plastic bags are among the most ubiquitous of modern conveniences: cheap, light weight, water resistant, odor reducing. But did you know that traditional plastic bags can sit in the landfill for over 1,000 years before they decompose?


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| May 08, 2009

Q: How can I quickly reduce my paper consumption?


A: Dear Betsy,

Reducing paper consumption is one of the most effective ways to save energy and natural resources. Paper accounted for 33% of the American waste stream in 2007, and though paper products are largely recyclable, the pulp and paper production industry is one of the primary consumers of energy and water in America. Better to reduce than recycle.


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| June 27, 2011

Accepting ideas for CleanScapes' $10,000 Community Improvement Project


From now until July 31st, Shoreline residents are invited to submit ideas for a community improvement project worth $10,000. Project ideas will be reviewed by a committee of neighborhood representatives, and the winning project will be installed and maintained by CleanScapes, in coordination with the City of Shoreline.  


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| August 01, 2011

Students Teach | Zero Waste Art Exhibit


This summer the Northgate Library has partnered with CleanScapes to host a special art exhibit in honor of artwork created by local elementary students featuring zero waste ideas.


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| July 29, 2011

Students Teach | Zero Waste Art Exhibit


SEATTLE, WA - (July 29, 2011) - On Monday, August 1st, Seattle and Shoreline elementary students and their famlies will gather at 6:30 pm with CleanScapes and Seattle Public Utilities' Solid Waste Director, Tim Croll at the Northgate Library to kick off a month-long student art exhibit featuring zero waste ideas.

Artwork from 56 students will be on display representing your artists from John Hay, Kimball, Wing Luke, Laurelhurst, and Lowell Elementary in Seattle and Meridian Park, Echo Lake, and Lake Forest Park Elementary in Shoreline.


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| January 07, 2012

2012 Shoreline Holiday Tree Recycling Event


The City will host a Holiday Tree Recycling Event on Saturday and Sunday, January 7 and 8, to help Shoreline residents recycle their holiday trees.

After removing all hooks, ornaments, tinsel and tree stands, bring your tree and proof of Shoreline residence to the Meridian Park Elementary School parking lot, located at 17077 Meridian Ave N. to be recycled.


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| January 16, 2012

Service in Des Moines and Shoreline on Schedule


SEATTLE, WA – (January 16, 2012) – CleanScapes provides garbage and recycling service to the residents and businesses of the Cities of Des Moines and Shoreline. As of January 16, 2012 all routes and service are running as normally scheduled. While CleanScapes operations in both communities are expected to operate normally, there may be some limited weather related service disruptions during the course of the day for customers with limited access (e.g. steep slopes or narrow street/alley access).

Customers should place their carts (garbage, recycle, food scraps/yard debris) in the usual collection location today.


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| January 18, 2012

Service Suspended in Shoreline and Des Moines


SEATTLE, WA – (January 18, 2012) – CleanScapes provides garbage and recycling service to the residents and businesses of the Cities of Shoreline and Des Moines. As of January 18, 2012, service has been temporarily disrupted because of inclement weather conditions, and all residential and commercial collection routes, with the exception of limited commercial roll-off service, have been cancelled for today. We will be monitoring weather conditions, and will resume service as soon as we can safely do so.

Please place all carts (garbage, recycle, food scraps/yard debris) in the usual collection location on your next collection day. Double the amount of garbage will be collected on your next collection day at no extra cost.


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| January 19, 2012

Residential Service Suspended in Shoreline and Des Moines


Company will Provide Limited Commercial and Multi-Family Service

SEATTLE, WA – (January 19, 2012) – CleanScapes provides garbage and recycling service to residents and businesses in the Cities of Shoreline and Des Moines. As of January 19, 2012, service has been temporarily disrupted because of inclement weather conditions, and all residential collection routes have been cancelled for today. 

CleanScapes will provide limited commercial and multi-family service today in both communities, confined to those areas that can be served safely.  We will be monitoring weather conditions, and will resume full service as soon as we can safely do so.

Please place all carts (garbage, recycle, food scraps/yard debris) in the usual collection location on your next collection day.  Double the amount of garbage will be collected on your next collection day at no extra cost.

Current service updates are available on our website www.CleanScapes.com


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| January 20, 2012

CleanScapes Suspends Residential Service in Shoreline and Des Moines


SEATTLE, WA – (January 20, 2012) – CleanScapes provides garbage, yard/food waste and recycling service to residents and businesses in the Cities of Shoreline and Des Moines. As of January 20, 2012, service has been temporarily disrupted because of continued icy and snowy conditions, and all residential collection routes have been cancelled for today.


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| January 24, 2012

Extra Garbage and Recycling Collection in Shoreline


Residents Should Put Extras Out Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday

SEATTLE, WA – (January 24, 2012) – On Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of this week, CleanScapes will be collecting the residential garbage and recycling that was not collected because of last week’s winter weather.


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