King County searching for best and brightest recycling superstars

Friday, August 13, 2010

From August 16 to September 14, King County invites its residents outside the city of Seattle to submit their stories of how well they recycle, as part of the County’s first “Recycling Superstar” online contest.

Residents are encouraged to visit the website and enter a written description of their stellar recycling habits for a chance to win one of five prizes, including Seattle Sounders tickets, a Victoria Clipper trip with an overnight hotel stay, a getaway to Friday Harbor, and a night at the Roosevelt Hotel in Seattle with tickets to Jazz Alley. Entrants can submit an original video or photos along with the written description. All submissions must be received by September 14.

“We know there are many residents out there who really go the extra mile to recycle all they can,” said Gerty Coville, King County Solid Waste Division project manager. “We want to highlight these efforts so others can see how to recycle more and recycle better at home. Many people don’t realize that by recycling more, you can often reduce the size of your garbage can and your garbage bill.”

A panel of King County recycling experts will judge the entries based on accuracy and level of recycling effort, creativity and detail. The top five entrants will win experience prizes. All the prizes have been donated by local merchants.

The Recycling Superstar contest is sponsored by the Division’s “Recycle More. It’s Easy to Do” campaign to help reduce the amount of recyclables that end up in the landfill.

Although most King County residents participate in their curbside recycling program, more than half of what ends up in King County’s Cedar Hills Regional Landfill is readily recyclable. Food scraps and food-soiled paper, both of which can be placed in the yard waste cart for recycling, make up more than one third of residential garbage.

Entry Details

Eligibility: This contest is open to King County residents, outside the city of Seattle. One entry allowed per household. King County employees may not participate.

How to enter: Submit a text description of 250 words or less to the website.  Participants can also submit an original video of three minutes or less in length, or up to four original photos. Submit videos and photos by including a link in the entry form. Entries must contain your name, address, phone number, e-mail address and a description of your recycling habits.

  • Victoria Clipper trip for two, including hotel stay
  • Lodging and spa stay in Friday Harbor
  • Overnight stay for two at the Roosevelt Hotel in Seattle, including Jazz Alley tickets
  • Two Seattle Sounders game tickets plus a gift certificate to Panera Bread
  • Two Seattle Sounders game tickets plus a gift certificate to the Neighborhood Grills restaurant of your choice
All prizes were donated by local area merchants.


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