Wednesday, April 13, 2011

RELEASE: Residents bring 75 tons of recyclables to city event

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Federal Way’s March 19th recycling event caught residents in a spring cleaning mood. More than 1,100 residents came to the Twin Lakes Park & Ride to drop off more than 167,000 pounds of recyclable and reusable materials at the City-sponsored event. That’s more than 75 metric tons of material, about the same weight as five school buses.

Federal Way’s Solid Waste & Recycling Division hosts the free recycling events each spring and fall to make recycling easier for many items either not collected at the curb or banned from disposal. Residents brought appliances, wood, mattresses, tires, electronics, Styrofoam blocks, used motor oil, antifreeze, batteries, fluorescent tubes and more.

“The tremendous turnout from residents shows there’s a real need for this service.” said Jeanette Brizendine, event coordinator and Recycling Project Manager for the City. “The volunteers and staff who work these events are happy to provide ‘one-stop recycling’ for all these unwanted items.”

The next recycling event will be held Saturday, September 17, 2011, between 9 AM and 3 PM, at the Twin Lakes Park & Ride (21st Avenue Southwest and Southwest 344th Street).

Please visit for more recycling information.


April 6, 2011

Jeanette Brizendine
Recycling Project Manager

Chris Carrel
Communications & Grant Coordinator
253.835.2411 or 253.347.7057

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