February 8, 2012
New: 2:51 p.m., Feb. 8, 2012
King County Solid Waste Division will reinstate free recycling services at the North Bend Cedar Falls Drop Box and Enumclaw Transfer Station on Feb. 11, according to a press release from the city of North Bend.
In an effort to save $400,000 per year, King County stopped the free recycling collection services at Shoreline, Houghton, Renton, Enumclaw and Cedar Falls transfer stations on Feb. 1. Read more
December 14, 2011
The Evergreen state’s recycling rate grew to its highest level ever — 49 percent — in 2010, according to data released Wednesday by the Washington state Department of Ecology.
In 1989, the Legislature set a statewide recycling goal of 50 percent.
August 3, 2011
The Boeing Classic has joined the Green Sports Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the environmental impact of professional sports.
The annual Champions Tour event is the only professional golf tournament to be a member of the Green Sports Alliance.
The alliance was started by teams from the Pacific Northwest, including the Seattle Storm, Seattle Mariners, Seattle Seahawks, and Seattle Sounders FC.
Other members include teams from Major League Baseball, the National Football League, Major League Soccer, and the Women’s National Basketball Association, among other professional leagues.
The Boeing Classic, held annually at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge, draws tens of thousands of spectators from across the country.
June 30, 2010
Three Snoqualmie Valley businesses have received awards for their recycling programs.
The UPS Store, Philips Oral Healthcare and the Summit at Snoqualmie are three of 75 local companies that received the 2010 Best Workplaces for Recycling and Waste Reduction awards from the King County Solid Waste Division.
May 13, 2010
NEW — 3:59 p.m. May 13, 2010
Snoqualmie Valley is a green place, but three individuals here are working especially hard to make it even greener. Those with the green drive — Elizabeth Johnson, Jed Smith and Mark Schlosser — received 2009-10 King County Earth Hero awards, along with North Bend Elementary School.
May 6, 2010
NEW — 6:35 p.m. May 6, 2010
Twelve families brought one week’s worth of waste to Snoqualmie City Hall to see who had the most trash and who had recycled the most in Mayor Matt Larson’s recycling challenge.
After the first week, Larson came in seventh.
April 14, 2010
By Loraine Neal, City of Snoqualmie
NEW — 1:40 p.m. April 14, 2010
Earth Day began April 22, 1970, with 20 million Americans taking part in grassroots activities across the country and raising awareness about keeping the environment healthy.
Garbage collectors strike averted, negotiations continue between Waste Management and members of Teamsters Local 174 and 177
April 1, 2010
NEW — 8:40 a.m. April 1, 2010
Garbage and recycle collection is on schedule for Snoqualmie Valley residents after a strike by collectors was averted hours before it was scheduled to begin April 1.