What Do You Know about the Landfill?

Landfills contain the leftovers of our daily lives. Often we don’t realize the impact of our thrown-away items because we see only what’s in our home trash can. We’re a consumer society and many things we buy and use end up in the landfill. In King County, we’re doing a pretty good job of reducing…

What Happens to Your Recyclables?

Have you ever wondered what happens to the recyclables that you put in your collection cart each week after they’re picked up at the curb? Once the trucks drive off, they head to a materials recycling facility or MRF (pronounced “murf”). In King County, your recyclables likely end up at the Cascade Recycling Center in…