Northwest News

Seattle seeks input on RFP for future Organics Processing Services

25 Oct 2018

The City of Seattle is requesting initial vendor review and input on a potential Request for Proposals (RFP) for future Organics Processing Services to process yard debris, food scraps, food-soiled paper, compostable food packaging, and compostable bags received through the City’s transfer stations and through the City’s solid waste collection contracts. Responses to this Request for Information (RFI) will be used to inform the final 2018 RFP for organics processing services starting in 2020 or 2022.

Recycling Markets Snapshot - May 2018

15 May 2018

Although China announced they are suspending the inspection process for US material headed to China, from May 4 through June 4, 2018, it did not have a large impact on the commodities we ship.  Mainly, because we export very little material into China anymore.  The continued trade restrictions and bans on the commodities we produce have all but shut the door for us to send recovered materials to them. 

Milton-Freewater Dumps Curbside Recycling

15 Feb 2018

recycle symbolAs vendors across Oregon curb their recycling services, Milton-Freewater residents will no longer be able to recycle materials at their curbs.

City Manager Linda Hall said the city needed to make the transition when Milton-Freewater’s recycling contractor — Horizon Project Inc. — told city officials that the organization could no longer afford to provide recycling services.

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