County holding recycling contest

King County is inviting 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.

Five prizes will be awarded, 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.

All submissions must be received by Sept. 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.

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.

One entry is allowed per household. King County employees may not participate.

To enter, submit a text description of 250 words or less to this web site. 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.

More information about recycling in King County is available here

or here.

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