CleanScapes announces winning project and new $10,000 prize

Sunday, October 24, 2010

At the October 18 Shoreline City Council meeting, CleanScapes announced that Shoreline’s Friday garbage and recycling collection area won the CleanScapes $10,000 Neighborhood Waste Reduction Rewards competition.

Locations for new benches on the Trail
Community members chose to install five new public benches along the Interurban Trail between 145th St and 175th St as the reward project. Installation of the benches is expected in early 2011.

CleanScapes worked through the Shoreline Council of Neighborhoods to publicize last year's event, designed to help residents reduce their trash output. Neighborhood associations were sent regular reduction tips to share with their members.

The contest, with a prize of $10,000, was among the five collection day areas in Shoreline.

The winner was the Friday collection day area. CleanScapes then asked each neighborhood association and PTA in Friday’s collection area for a representative to serve on a Project Selection Committee. The committee reviewed project ideas submitted by the community to help select the final project for construction.

The City of Shoreline Parks Department assisted with the bench design to match existing Interurban Trail benches, and determined locations to provide rest stops for trail users.

CleanScapes and the City of Shoreline partnered to promote the $10,000 waste reduction competition to educate residents about the value of not only recycling and composting but of reducing waste altogether. Every year, approximately 21,000 tons of garbage are collected in the City of Shoreline and buried in the King County landfill. That is equal to 700,000 full standard (32 gallon) garbage carts. Roughly 75% of that garbage could have been recycled, or better yet, not created in the first place.

CleanScapes will be repeating the project and awarding another $10,000 in 2011.
  • Call Aldan Shank at CleanScapes, 206-768-6570 for more information and printed materials. 
  • See the Neighborhood Waste Reduction Rewards website,
  • Information is available through your Shoreline neighborhood associations.
Lake Forest Park contracts with a different company, Allied Waste/Rabanco, for trash and recycling collection.


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