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Bellevue noted for recycling
Four Bellevue businesses were recognized for their high recycling levels. Each of the businesses recycles more than 70 percent of their waste, resulting in materials being processed as renewable resources instead of going to the regional landfill.
La Tienda Grocery won for the third year in a row in the small commercial category by retaining a recycling rate of 87 percent. Del-Teet Furniture and Pot OGold Coffee tied in the medium commercial category with a recycling rate of 73 percent.
The Northup Building won the large commercial category with a recycling rate of 71 percent.
The annual businesses awards began in 2004 when the city entered into a new solid waste contract with Allied Waste Services. As top recyclers for 2007, the businesses will receive a free month of garbage and recycling service from Allied Waste Services.