Tag: Recycling


Washington’s Inconvenient Truth

They asked us for help. We answered the call and put our own resources into the fight and our reputations on the line. They took our help, passed their bill, and then stabbed us in the back. I hope they don’t expect a thank you. In late March, WSAC was invited to a meeting with several other organizations including ports,

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Recycling in Focus for Legislature

Several strategies to effectively manage the challenges local and statewide recycling programs are facing related to China’s “National Sword” Policy are front and center this legislative session. We’ve already discussed a couple of these proposals, including a ban on single-use plastic straws (SB 5077), a ban on certain types of single-use plastic shopping bags (HB 1205 and SSB 5323), and

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WACSWM Wants to Clean Up Recycling

  Ellensburg, WA (April 16, 2018) – The Washington Association of County Solid Waste Managers (WACSWM) held a statewide meeting in Ellensburg April 11 and 12 to discuss issues related to solid waste and recycling. This year, industry partners in Washington have been meeting to discuss the impacts of the ban on certain recyclable material exported to China. Originally called

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Columbia County Suspends Waste Collection

The Columbia County Public Works Department announces that the County’s recycling and yard waste collection programs are suspended due to a lack of funding. On Thursday, July 20th, the Legislature ended its third special session without adopting a Capital Budget.  Within the $4 billion dollar capital budget was $10 million dollars to support the statewide recycling, household hazardous waste collection,

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