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Executive lauds Pepsi and 76 other local companies for preventing industrial pollution

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King County Executive Dow Constantine today applauded 77 local companies that earned environmental awards from the County’s Industrial Waste Program for meeting or exceeding wastewater discharge permit requirements in 2011.

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King County Executive Dow Constantine today applauded 77 local companies that earned environmental awards from the County’s Industrial Waste Program for meeting or exceeding wastewater discharge permit requirements in 2011.

“These private companies are showing how family-wage jobs can be created in manufacturing and industry, while protecting clean water and our environment,” said Executive Constantine.

Since 1995, the King County Industrial Waste Program annually recognizes local companies whose wastewater pretreatment efforts, permit compliance and excellent record-keeping contribute to keeping the region’s water clean.
 
Taking top honors this year is Pepsi Beverages Company Seattle, which earned the prestigious EnvirOvation Award for its outstanding achievements in water conservation. The company initiated four separate process improvement projects at its bottling facility in Seattle that saved 11 million gallons of water between 2008 and 2011. According to plant director Tim Lew, the projects “help the environment while saving the company – substantially – on water and wastewater bills.”
 
To receive an EnvirOvation Award, companies must voluntarily implement innovative pollution prevention and water conservation strategies, reduce waste, significantly upgrade pretreatment methods or equipment, or demonstrate leadership in helping other companies develop better environmental practices.

Four companies earned Commitment-to-Compliance Awards for meeting their respective discharge permit standards every month for five consecutive years with no violations of any kind: Alaskan Copper Works – 6th Ave. of Seattle; Boeing Commercial Airplane - North Field of Seattle; Seattle Solid Waste – Kent Highlands Landfill of Kent; and Tri-Way Industries Inc. of Auburn.

The Industrial Waste Program presented a Gold Award to 60 companies for discharging wastewater with no violations in 2011, and 18 companies earned a Silver Award for having no King County monitoring discharge violations in 2011.

Since 1969, the Industrial Waste Program has required many companies to pretreat wastewater before discharging it into the sewer to protect the County’s treatment facilities and its workers as well as the environment and public health. In addition to regulatory enforcement, the program serves as a resource to businesses by supporting their permit compliance efforts and educating them about pollution prevention, waste reduction and water conservation.

The program operates as part of the County’s Wastewater Treatment Division. For more information about the King County Industrial Waste Program, visit www.kingcounty.gov/industrialwaste.EnvirOvation Award 2011

Pepsi Beverages Company - Seattle Facility

Commitment-to-Compliance Awards

Alaskan Copper Works - 6th Ave.

Seattle

Boeing Commercial Airplane - North Field

Seattle

Seattle Solid Waste - Kent Highlands Landfill

Kent

Tri-Way Industries Inc.

Auburn

Gold Award

Acu-Line Corp.

Seattle

Aerojet-General Corp.

Redmond

Alaskan Copper Works - 6th Ave.

Seattle

Amgen Corp. - Bothell

Bothell

Amgen Corp. - Seattle

Seattle

Art Brass Plating Inc.

Seattle

B.S.B. Diversified Co. Inc.

Kent

Bayer HealthCare - Lynnwood

Lynnwood

Black Oxide LLC

Auburn

BNSF Railway Co. - Interbay Facility

Seattle

Boeing Commercial Airplane - Auburn

Auburn

Boeing Commercial Airplane - North Field

Seattle

Boeing Commercial Airplane - Plant 2

Seattle

Boeing Commercial Airplane - Renton

Renton

Boeing Electronics Center

Renton

BP West Coast Products LLC

Seattle

Cedar Grove Composting Inc.

Maple Valley

Crane-Eldec Corp.

Lynnwood

Davis Wire Corp.

Kent

Electrofinishing Inc.

Kent

Exotic Metals Forming Co.

Kent

Foss Maritime Co.

Seattle

Glacier Northwest Inc.

Seattle

Hexcel Corp.

Kent

Honeywell International Inc.

Redmond

Hytek Finishes Co.

Kent

Industrial Container Services

Seattle

Interstate Brands Corp. - Hostess Brands

Seattle

Island Spring Inc.

Vashon Island

Kenworth Truck Co.

Renton

King County Solid Waste Division - Factoria Transfer Station

Bellevue

King County Solid Waste Division - Shoreline Transfer Station

Shoreline

King County Solid Waste Division - Vashon Transfer Station

Vashon Island

King County Wastewater Treatment Division - Kenmore Construction Site

Kenmore

King's Command Foods Inc.

Kent

Marel Seattle Inc.

Seattle

Mastercraft Metal Finishing Inc.

Seattle

Metro Transit South Base

Tukwila

Mikron Industries

Kent

Pioneer Industries

Seattle

Port of Seattle, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, BW

Seattle

Port of Seattle, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, IWS

Seattle

Precor Inc. - Plant 1

Woodinville

Precor Inc. - Plant 2

Woodinville

Primus International - University Swaging Division

Woodinville

Protective Coatings Inc.

Kent

Prototron Circuits Inc.

Redmond

Rabanco Recycling Co.

Seattle

Ralcorp Frozen Bakery Products

Kent

Rexam Beverage Can Co.

Kent

Romac Industries Inc.

Bothell

Safeway Inc. - Bellevue Beverage Plant

Bellevue

Seattle Solid Waste - Kent Highlands Landfill

Kent

Skills Inc. - Auburn Facility

Auburn

Smith Fabrication Inc.

Kent

Sound Transit - U230 Tunneling Capitol Hill Station Location

Seattle

Sound Transit - U230 Tunneling Pine Street Location

Seattle

Stoller Metals Inc.

Kent

Terex Washington Inc. - South Campus

Redmond

Tri-Way Industries Inc.

Auburn


Silver Award

ASKO Processing Inc.

Seattle

Burlington Environmental LLC - Kent

Kent

Carl Zapffe Inc.

Seattle

Darigold Inc. - Rainier Plant

Seattle

GM Nameplate Inc.

Seattle

Kerry Food & Beverage

Seattle

King County Road Services Division - Renton Decant Facility

Renton

Magnetic and Penetrant Services Co.

Seattle

National Industrial Concepts

Woodinville

Pepsi Beverages Co. - Seattle Facility

Seattle

Redhook Brewing Co.

Woodinville

Seattle Department of Transportation - Mercer Corridor Improvements

Seattle

Skills Inc. - Ballard Facility

Seattle

Terex Washington Inc. - North Campus

Redmond

Tim's Cascade Snacks

Algona

Truesoups Division of H.J. Heinz Co. LP

Kent

Vectra Fitness Inc.

Kent

Western Pneumatic Tube

Kirkland


People enjoy clean water and a healthy environment because of King County's wastewater treatment program. The county’s Wastewater Treatment Division protects public health, the environment and the economy by serving 17 cities, 17 local sewer districts and more than 1.5 million residents in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties. Formerly called Metro, the regional clean-water agency now operated by King County has been preventing water pollution for nearly 50 years.

Related information

Industrial Waste Program

Rewards and Recognition

Wastewater Treatment Division