Seattle Compost Rule Thrown Out By Judge As UnconstitutionalThe now-defunct rule went into effect early last year, and it required trash collectors to tag garbage cans that contain more than 10 percent compostable material with education information.
Increase In Debris Reported On State BeachesAn increase in marine debris has been reported on Washington's coastal beaches, so the state is asking clam diggers to carry a trash bag and pick up any plastic foam or bottles they find.
Green State: Recycling Rate Hits Nearly 51 Percent Good job, Washington! State officials say Washington's recycling rate hit nearly 51 percent in 2011.
Trash Piling Up as Strike Drags on in Seattle Area A collection company said it had enough replacement drivers Wednesday to start picking up garbage in some neighborhoods on the eighth day of a Teamsters strike that has left bags spilling from trash cans and prompted warnings about bears and raccoons on the prowl for easy meals.
Tree-Recycling: What to Do With Your Christmas Tree Once December 26 rolls around, the undecorating begins. What should you do with that Christmas tree? Fortunately, there are many recycling options for King and Pierce County residents, including charity organizations.

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