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King County, Wash., Sees 41 Percent Increase in Recycling Volumes

The division handled 25,560 tons of separated recyclable and compostable materials in 2016, climbing above and beyond its goal of 24,000 tons.

The King County, Wash., Solid Waste Division recycling and transfer facilities and drop boxes saw a 41 percent increase in 2016 compared to 2015, which is due to an expansion of recycling services and an increase in customers with sorted recyclable and compostable materials.

The division handled 25,560 tons of separated recyclable and compostable materials in 2016, climbing above and beyond its goal of 24,000 tons.

Renton Reporter has more information:

Thanks to an expansion of recycling services and an increase in customers with sorted recyclable and compostable materials, recycling volumes at King County Solid Waste Division recycling and transfer facilities and drop boxes jumped by 41 percent in 2016 compared to 2015.

The division handled 25,560 tons of separated recyclable and compostable materials in 2016, exceeding its goal of 24,000 tons.

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