Ballard and Wallingford crowned winners for Seattle Think Green Challenge

Neighbors in Seattle’s Northwest neighborhoods came together over the last six months to waste less and recycle more as part of Waste Management’s Think Green Reuse and Recycling Challenge. The Northwest region, led by efforts from organizations such as the Wallingford Community Council and Sustainable Ballard, hosted the most activities during two months of the […]

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$50k at stake in recycling challenge

The Think Green Recycling Challenge is underway and $50,000 is on the line for a “shovel-ready” neighborhood project. Here in Ballard, otherwise known as “Tuesday North,” Sustainable Ballard has accepted the invitation from Waste Management to take the lead in organizing the Ballard community for the challenge. The challenge started on October third and ends […]

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Garbage haulers return to work

After a short stint on the picket lines, Teamsters Local 174 union members have agreed to go back to work. According to our news partners, the Seattle Times, the garbage haulers feared that if the strike continued, Waste Management might begin to lock out union members, which happened a few years ago in California. The […]

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No garbage pickup today

Seattle Public Utilities has announced that there will be no garbage collection on Thursday because of the strike by Teamsters Local 174. Customers who normally have their garbage picked up today may set out up to twice their garbage, yard waste and recycling next week, at no additional cost. The strike officially started at 10:30 […]

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