In an effort to increase recycling, cut waste and save landfills for the material that cannot be recycled, the King County Solid Waste Division (SWD) in King County, Washington, has put new rules in place requiring the construction industry to recycle common construction and demolition materials.
The SWD has scheduled a series of workshops to help construction professionals easily recycle these materials at county-designated facilities.
Clean wood, cardboard, metal, new gypsum scrap, asphalt paving, bricks and concrete are all materials that can readily be recycled into new products.
While the workshops are intended for contractors, architects, designers and other professionals, anyone interested in learning more about the new rules are invited to attend any of the workshops. Workshops will cover the same information and are scheduled for:
- Thursday, Aug. 25, 5:30 - 7 p.m., Renton Library, Renton, Washington
- Wednesday, Aug. 31, 12:30 - 2 p.m., Kenmore Library, Kenmore, Washington
- Thursday, Sept. 8, 3:30 - 5 p.m., Sammamish Library, Sammamish, Washington
- Wednesday, Sept. 14, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Maple Valley Library, Maple Valley, Washington
More information about the workshops and new rules are available online at www.greentools.us.