Tag Archives: King County

King County, Washington – $700,000 C&D Grant Program 

The Solid Waste Division (SWD) strives to enhance the efficacy of Construction & Demolition (C&D) recycling. SWD is offering a new $700,000 C&D Grant Program for innovative projects that support King County’s Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan (Comp Plan). As established in the King County Strategic Climate Action Plan (SCAP), King County aims to divert C&D materials from landfills at a rate of 85 percent by 2025, and also has a countywide goal of zero waste of resources by 2030.

The specific solicitation for the C&D Grant Program can be accessed here – https://procurement.kingcounty.gov/procurement_OVR/detail.aspx?bidid=4231 (click “Enter as Guest”).

Source: C&D grant program – King County

King County’s Factoria Recycling & Transfer Station earns ‘Best Project’ award from Engineering News Record Northwest – King County

The Factoria Recycling and Transfer Station, which began operating in 2014, is certified as LEED – Gold by the U.S. Green Building Council. The designation was earned for the facility’s sustainable design, recycled content building materials, rainwater harvesting, efficient energy and water use, and more.

Source: King County’s Factoria Recycling & Transfer Station earns ‘Best Project’ award from Engineering News Record Northwest – King County

Geek of the Week: County Exec Dow Constantine’s passion? Preserving place where he has deep roots – GeekWire

Dow Constantine

I at least have a corner office with a door, the centerpiece of which is a long conference table made from reclaimed timbers in our county workshop. It is here that I meet with community members, other elected officials, and staff.

Source: Geek of the Week: County Exec Dow Constantine’s passion? Preserving place where he has deep roots – GeekWire

The conference table in Dow Constantine’s office is made from reclaimed timbers in the King County workshop. (Photo courtesy of Dow Constantine)