In 2014, 7 of 10 neighborhoods reduced their waste compared to last year!
During the recently-concluded 2014 Think Green Recycling Challenge,
- 127 outreach activities were completed, educating Seattle residents about recycling, composting and waste reduction.
- Over 250 compost buckets were distributed from the City to encourage recycling.
~ The year before the TGRC began, the diversion rate from our Seattle neighborhoods was 64.76%. We are now up to 66.41%. For a community full of active and ‘relentless recyclers’, a few percentage points is significant.
~ Every year of the TGRC, diversion from our Seattle neighborhoods has increased.
~ By the end of 2014, Waste Management will have given $150,000 to bettering our Seattle communities through neighborhood-improvement projects and non-profit donations.
Here are the winners of this year’s competition, who will receive money to donate to non-profits in their community:
Collection Day Neighborhood Amount Earned
Monday North Phinney Ridge $2,600
Tuesday North Ballard $2,600
Friday North Wallingford $13,600
Tuesday South West Seattle – Junction $1,000
Wednesday South South Park $2,600
Thursday South Columbia City $25,000
Friday South Rainier Beach $2,600