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From SPU: Update on Seattle C&D Recycling Requirements

Tuesday, March 17, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Anne Piacentino
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Source: Seattle Public Utilities

Update on Seattle Recycling Requirements

Wood from remodeling, demolition, and new construction is the latest addition to Seattle’s recycling requirements.

Find out where to recycle and find tipping fees consistently lower than garbage disposal rates.

No Landfilling of Selected Construction Materials

Since 2012, Seattle City Council has directed new requirements to keep building materials out of landfills for construction jobs involving a Seattle building permit. The City’s building department (Department of Planning & Development) and solid waste utility (Seattle Public Utilities) have complementary procedures to increase salvaging, deconstruction, reuse, and recycling. Hundreds of projects have already complied with waste diversion planning and reporting during 2014, when these requirements took effect.

Wood without paint or preservatives joined the “Don’t Landfill” list as of January 2015. Already prohibited from landfilling and required to be recycled are: Scrap Metal; Cardboard; Asphalt Paving; Concrete; Brick; New Gypsum Wallboard.

You can fill out the forms manually or online; to download them or fill out, go here:
Waste Diversion Plan and Salvage Assessment  and  Waste Diversion Report

More information is available at www.seattle.gov/util/CDWasteManagement or contact Gabriella Uhlar-Heffner at 386-9772 or Shirli Axelrod at 684-7804.

 Washington State Recycling Association | 545 Andover Park W, Ste 209, Tukwila, WA 98188 | 206.244.0311 | recycle@wsra.net

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