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Local companies recognized for environmental stewardship

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Facilities that exceeded wastewater discharge permit requirements in 2013 earned environmental awards from King County’s Industrial Waste Program for dedication to business practices that protect regional water quality.

Each year, the Industrial Waste Program, which operates as part of King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division, recognizes local facilities whose wastewater pretreatment efforts, permit compliance, and excellent record keeping contribute to regional pollution prevention goals.

Safeway Inc. Beverage Plant in Bellevue earned a Commitment-to-Compliance Award for meeting discharge permit standards every month for five consecutive years with no violations of any kind. The company also received the award in 2000.

Forty-four companies earned Gold Awards for compliance with wastewater discharge regulations every month in 2013 with no violations. The program presented Silver Awards to 28 companies for having no King County monitoring discharge violations in 2013.

Since 1969, the Industrial Waste Program has required industrial facilities to pretreat wastewater before discharging it into the sewer to protect the County’s treatment system and its workers as well as the environment and public health.  In addition to applying federal, state and local environmental regulations and monitoring facilities for compliance, the program educates industrial users about regulatory requirements and pollution prevention.

For more information about the program, visit the website at http://www.kingcounty.gov/industrialwaste.

Award winners and their respective facility locations are listed as follows:

Commitment-to-Compliance Award

Safeway Inc. - Beverage Plant, Bellevue

Gold Award

Tim's Cascade Snacks, Algona

Black Oxide LLC, Auburn

Tri-Way Industries Inc., Auburn

Boeing Commercial Airplane – Auburn

Skills Inc. - Auburn Facility, Auburn

Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Washington, Bellevue

Safeway Inc. - Beverage Plant, Bellevue

Wash. State Dept. of Transportation - SR 520 Bridge Replacement and HOV Program Construction Site, Bellevue

King County Solid Waste Division - Factoria Transfer Station, Bellevue

CMC Icos Biologics Inc., Bothell

Romac Industries Inc., Bothell

Glacier Northwest Inc., Kenmore

Aramark Uniform & Career Apparel LLC, Kent

Exotic Metals Forming Co., Kent

Protective Coatings Inc., Kent

Seattle Public Utilities - Kent Highlands Landfill, Kent

Western Pneumatic Tube Co., Kirkland

Sanofi-Aventis U.S. LLC, Lynnwood

Honeywell International Inc., Redmond

Terex Washington Inc. - North Campus, Redmond

A.O. Smith Water Products Co., Renton

King County Road Services Division - Renton Decant Facility, Renton

Boeing Commercial Airplane - Renton

Boeing Electronics Center, Renton

King County Solid Waste Division - Renton Transfer Station, Renton

Alaskan Copper Works - 6th Ave., Seattle

Baker Commodities Inc., Seattle

BNSF Railway Co. - Interbay Facility, Seattle

Boeing Commercial Airplane - North Field, Seattle

BP West Coast Products LLC, Seattle

Carl Zapffe Inc., Seattle

Ceradyne Inc. - Viox Glass Technology, Seattle

GM Nameplate Inc., Seattle

Marel Seattle Inc. Seattle

Seattle Public Utilities - South Transfer Station, Seattle

King County Solid Waste Division - Shoreline Transfer Station, Shoreline

TOC Holdings Co., Seattle

University of Washington School of Dentistry, Seattle

Vigor Shipyards Inc., Seattle

King County Solid Waste Division - Vashon Transfer Station, Vashon

Precor Inc. - Plant 1, Woodinville

Precor Inc. - Plant 2, Woodinville

Primus International - University Swaging Division, Woodinville

Universal Sheet Metal Inc., Woodinville

Silver Award

Accurate Industries, Auburn

Davis Wire Corp., Kent

Esterline Hytek Finishes Co., Kent

King's Command Foods Inc., Kent

Ralcorp Frozen Bakery Products, Kent

Vectra Fitness Inc., Kent

B.S.B. Diversified Co. Inc., Kent

Qualawash Holdings LLC, Kent

Crane-Eldec Corp., Lynnwood

Prototron Circuits Inc., Redmond

Terex Washington Inc. - South Campus, Redmond

Kenworth Truck Co., Renton

Amgen Corp. – Seattle, Seattle

Art Brass Plating Inc., Seattle

ASKO Processing Inc., Seattle

Darigold Inc. - Rainier Plant, Seattle

National Products Inc., Seattle

Pepsi Beverages Co. - Seattle Facility, Seattle

Pioneer Industries, Seattle

Port of Seattle, Sea-Tac International Airport, BW, Seattle

Port of Seattle, Sea-Tac International Airport, IWS, Seattle

Rabanco Recycling Co., Seattle

Red Dot Corp., Seattle

Sound Transit - University of Washington Station Location, Seattle

Wash. State Dept. of Transportation - Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project, SR 99 Bored Tunnel, Seattle

Shasta Beverages, Tukwila

King County Solid Waste Division - Bow Lake Transfer Station, Tukwila

Redhook Brewing Co., Woodinville

 

This release is also posted on the Web site for the Department of Natural Resources and Parks at http://www.kingcounty.gov/environment/dnrp.aspx

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