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In The News | December 21, 2009

The Trash-Off Begins: CleanScapes’ Chris Martin Offers $50,000 to Neighborhood with Least Garbage

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


Trash guru Chris Martin once proposed using cameras to catch people illicitly disposing of recyclables in the regular garbage. But now that the CleanScapes chief is a big-time garbage hauler, serving almost half the city through the contract it started last spring, he's taking a more customer-friendly approach to getting people to go green with their trash. Specifically, he's bribing them.


Seattle Public Utilities announced this morning that Georgetown-based CleanScapes will award $50,000 to the neighborhood it serves that most reduces its collective garbage by early spring-- including recyclables and compost.


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