Natural Resources and Parks
Reminder: Construction-demolition debris now directed to expanded recycling network
As of Nov. 1, large quantities of construction and demolition waste (C&D) will no longer be accepted for disposal at King County solid waste facilities. Instead, these materials should be taken to a C&D handling facility and put back into the economy as recycled or repurposed materials, or disposed.
Free natural yard care workshops on fall yard design, Nov. 10 and 17
Mark your calendars for Nov. 10 and 17, when workshops are scheduled to help King County homeowners rethink landscape design ideas, get tips for building healthy soil, lawn care, natural pest control and even rain gardens.
Seattle and King County celebrate 'Food Day'
In honor of Food Day – Oct. 24 – Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and King County Executive Dow Constantine have issued a joint proclamation recognizing the role that a healthy, sustainable food system plays in supporting the health of our residents, fostering our local economy, and protecting and enhancing our natural resources.
King County closing Flood Warning Center, but will continue to monitor river levels, weather forecasts
King County closed its flood warning center at 11:15 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, after a full day of monitoring minor to moderate flood conditions along the Snoqualmie River.
King County Flood Warning Center opens to monitor minor flooding on Snoqualmie River
The King County Flood Warning Center opened at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, after several hours of heavy rain brought minor flooding to the Snoqualmie River.
King County Flood Warning Center issues Phase 3 flood alert for Snoqualmie River
The King County Flood Warning Center, which opened at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20 to monitor rising river levels, has issued a Phase 3 flood alert for the Snoqualmie River. Flooding is possible across low-lying areas of the Snoqualmie Valley.
Community meetings coming to discuss updated King County landslide hazards maps
King County and the King County Flood Control District have set a series of free community meetings in late October and early November, when interested residents can learn more about recently updated landslide hazard maps.
Wastemobile ends household hazardous waste collection season with Oct. 21-23 Bothell visit
The Wastemobile, a roving household hazardous waste collection facility, ends its 2016 schedule with a visit to Bothell, Oct. 21-23
Wastemobile comes to Renton Oct. 14-16 for household hazardous waste collection event
King County residents can safely and conveniently dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile comes to Renton, Oct. 14-16.
Learn more about Cedar Hills Regional Landfill on landfill tour, at community meeting
Learn more about King County’s Cedar Hills Regional Landfill by taking a guided tour of the facility on Oct. 15, and attending a community meeting in Issaquah on Oct. 25.
New web cameras at King County solid waste facilities let customers see average wait times
King County’s Solid Waste Division is helping customers make more informed decisions about where and when to dispose of their waste and recycling. With the installation of new web cameras, customers will be able to view the line of vehicles waiting to enter six of the division’s busiest transfer stations.
Community meeting Oct. 13 on Bear Creek Watershed Stormwater Plan
Join the discussion at an Oct. 13 community meeting at Woodinville City Hall on how to manage stormwater in the Bear Creek Watershed to protect water quality and public health and how it will impact you and where you live.
White Center bike playground offers place where safe-riding skills can be honed
A partnership between King County Parks and Cascade Bicycle Club has created the state’s first bike playground – a place where riders of all abilities can safely learn how to ride.