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Posted on: July 14, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Issaquah Honored for Waste Prevention and Recycling

Best Workplace for Waste Prevention and Recycling

For a fourth year, the City of Issaquah has been named a Best Workplace for Waste Prevention and Recycling by King County.

The county’s Solid Waste Division is honoring local organizations for adopting business practices that reduce waste and increase recycling.

In conferring the honor, King County noted how the City of Issaquah “not only promotes recycling and waste reduction among its citizens and businesses, but works hard to reduce waste and recycle within city government as well. City facilities are outfitted with compost and recycling collectors, and also run a comprehensive surplus sales program for all used furniture and outdated materials.”

Moreover, “the administrative department has drastically cut down on paper use, while the city has ordinances banning polystyrene food packages and plastic carryout retail bags.”

Now in its eighth year, the Best Workplaces list includes a wide variety of organizations in King County, from hospitality, medical services, professional services, technology, retail, finance, government, arts and entertainment and more.

To learn more about how the City of Issaquah is demonstrating the next generation of sustainability in the Pacific Northwest, go to issaquahwa.gov/sustainability.

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