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.
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%!
In response to the Neighborhood Rewards challenge, Eric Hunter-Gale with Green Man Tree Service, LLC decided to help his Madrona neighbors reduce yard waste by offering free chipping events in early January. Neighbors came and lined with Christmas trees and other woody holiday shrubs, and left with chips for their spring gardens.
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.
Check out this article about waste reduction and our Community Improvement Awards program...
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."
Press Release | June 27, 2011
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.
SEATTLE, WA – (August 24, 2011) –This week the Solid Waste Association of North America awarded CleanScapes both a Silver and Bronze Excellence Award at their National Conference in Nashville Tennessee. The silver award was granted in recognition of CleanScapes bike recycling program and the bronze award was for CleanScapes Neighborhood Reduction Rewards programs.
CleanScapes launched their bicycle recycling program in June of 2010 – placing the first collection station at Seattle’s North Transfer Station. Since the inception of the program, collection stations have expanded to Seattle’s South Transfer Station and King County’s Shoreline Transfer Station, and CleanScapes and their partner Bike Works have recycled over 2,000 bikes.
SEATTLE, WA – (October 28, 2011) – Today CleanScapes announced that the Roosevelt, Ravenna, Bryant and Wedgwood neighborhoods won the 2011 Seattle Neighborhood Waste Reduction Rewards competition. The “Tuesday North” neighborhoods will receive a $50,000 project selected by the community and funded by CleanScapes.
Between September 1, 2010 and August 31, 2011 the residents of these neighborhoods decreased their waste by 400 tons, a 4.7% improvement over the same period the previous year. The runner up was CleanScapes’ “Tuesday South” collection area (Queen Anne and Magnolia) with a reduction of 325 tons.
Every year CleanScapes challenges neighborhoods in the municipalities it serves to reduce their waste footprint in this annual competition. Working together, Seattle neighborhoods in CleanScapes service area lost a total of 1,226 tons in 2011 – an impressive waste reduction accomplishment and a huge step toward the City of Seattle’s 2020 Carbon Neutrality and Zero Waste goals.
Ribbon Cutting & Community Celebration
Date: December 3rd
Time: 11:00 am
Location: 34th & Union
What started as an idea has taken shape to become a new visual landmark and interactive history of Seattle’s Madrona neighborhood. Join Seattle City Councilmember Mike O’Brien, Seattle Public Utilities Solid Waste Director Tim Croll, CleanScapes CEO Chris Martin, BOOM, MCC and members of the reward project design team as they officially unveil one of the 2009 Neighborhood Waste Reduction Reward projects, the Madrona Bronze Sidewalk Rings.
Ribbon Cutting, Walking Tour and Community Celebration in Madrona
Press Release | April 21, 2012
On April 21st at Shoreline’s Earth Day Every Day event, CleanScapes will announce the winning neighborhoods for this year’s $10,000 community project. The winning collection day area will have reduced their waste more than the other collection areas.
Read the full story at the Shoreline Patch
SHORELINE, WA – (May 8, 2012) - From now until August 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.
SHORELINE, WA – (August 8, 2012) CleanScapes invites Shoreline residents to submit ideas for a community improvement project worth $10,000. A committee of neighborhood representatives will select the winning projects, and CleanScapes together with the City of Shoreline will install and maintain the community amenities.
Press Release | July 18, 2012
Seattle, WA – (July 18, 2012) – Three community improvement projects totaling $50,000 will be built in North Seattle neighborhoods this year as part of CleanScapes’ annual Neighborhood Waste Reduction Rewards competition.
On Saturday, January 19th at 11:00am members of Sustainable NE Seattle will officially open a tool library, giving the neighborhood access to a wide variety of tools, training and other resources.
The NE Seattle Tool Library is a community-led project to provide pay-what-you-can access to a wide range of tools, training, and relevant advice. By providing this service, the Tool Library aims to inspire its community to participate in projects, such as park restorations, and pursue sustainability through backyard gardens, home energy improvements, and water harvesting.
Funding for the NE Seattle Tool Library was provided by CleanScapes through their Neighborhood Waste Reduction Rewards competition. This competition encourages and rewards neighborhoods to reduce waste.
SEATTLE, WA - February 8, 2013 - Last night at Seattle’s NE District Council meeting, CleanScapes announced that the Wedgwood, Meadowbrook, Inverness, Matthews Beach and View Ridge neighborhoods won the 2011/2012 Seattle Neighborhood Waste Reduction Rewards competition. They will receive a $50,000 community improvement project selected by community representatives and funded by CleanScapes
Check out this great piece on the 2011 Seattle Neighborhood Waste Reduction Rewards project...
Community News | January 17, 2013
The shelves are filled with circular saws, power drills and more types of hammers than I ever knew existed. But this is no hardware store. I’m in North Ravenna at the city’s newest tool library, where members will be able to check out tools for free after it opens Jan. 19.
The grass-roots project led by Susan Gregory makes a lot of sense. Everyone may own a hammer, she said, but most of us don’t need to own expensive tools that we seldom use, such as a shop vacuum or a chain saw.
Read more at The Seattle Times
A new tool lending library serving northeast Seattle is having its grand opening on Saturday.
"We will officially start lending tools at our Grand Opening on January 19, 2013. The building will open at 10 a.m. for new member registrations and meet-and-great, followed by the official speeches and ribbon cutting at 11 a.m. We’ll stay open until 2 p.m. for tool lending, plus “Taste of the Tool Library” demonstrations."
Read more at the Wedgwood ViewCommunity News | April 22, 2013
Shoreline, WA – On Saturday, April 20th, at the City of Shoreline’s annual Earth Day Every Day Event, Shoreline Mayor Keith McGlashan and Councilmember Doris McConnell joined CleanScapes in announcing the winning neighborhoods for the annual Waste Reduction Rewards program.
SEATTLE, WA – Representatives from Northeast Seattle neighborhoods have chosen three projects to be built with $50,000 in funding from CleanScapes. The funding is a reward to the neighborhoods of Wedgwood, Meadowbrook, Inverness, Matthews Beach and View Ridge for reducing the most overall solid waste, recycling and compost among Seattle residents served by CleanScapes.
Shoreline, WA – On Monday, August 5th, Mayor Keith McGlashan was joined by members of the Shoreline community and CleanScapes to officially introduce the newest piece of artwork in the City of Shoreline. The project, which was unveiled at Richmond Beach Saltwater Park, represents the culmination of the 2012 CleanScapes’ Neighborhood Waste Reduction Award.
At its November 3 meeting, the Shoreline City Council declared November 15 America Recycles Day in Shoreline. In honor of America Recycles Day, the Council and Recology CleanScapes recognized teachers, students, and parents from Parkwood and Syre Elementary Schools for their efforts to increase recycling and reduce waste. Recology CleanScapes also awarded each school $5,000.