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County sets July 11 for community meeting on site of new south county transfer station | COUNTY NEWS

The Solid Waste Division (SWD) of King County’s Department of Natural Resources and Parks has scheduled a community meeting for July 11 to provide information about the need for a new recycling and transfer station in south King County and the type of environmental impacts being studied.

The meeting, located at the Auburn Senior Activity Center, 808 9th St. S.E., Auburn, is scheduled from 7 to 8:30 p.m., and includes speakers representing cities, residents, the County, commercial garbage haulers and the Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce.

King County is implementing a regionally developed plan to modernize its network of 50-year-old transfer stations. In south King County, three potential sites are being evaluated as the location for a new facility to replace the Algona Transfer Station. The three sites are:

• 901 C St. SW, Auburn;

• 35101 West Valley Hwy. S., Algona; and

• 28721 West Valley Hwy. S., Auburn.

This meeting provides an additional opportunity for area residents to learn more about other transfer station replacement projects and to ask questions about this project.

For more information, or to request accommodations for the July 11 community meeting, contact the Solid Waste Division at 206-296-4466, TTY Relay: 711.

For more project information, visit the project website at http://your.kingcounty.gov/solidwaste/facilities/algona/index.asp.

SWD operates eight transfer stations, two drop box facilities and a regional landfill that provide for the solid waste transfer and disposal needs of 1.3 million King County residents (outside the cities of Seattle and Milton).

The King County Council adopted a regionally developed plan in December 2007 calling for the replacement of the Algona station with a new recycling and solid waste transfer station for the south county. SWD has completed replacement or renovation of the Vashon, Enumclaw and Shoreline stations, and is close to completion of the new Bow Lake facility in Tukwila. Upgrades or replacement of the Factoria, Algona, Renton and Houghton facilities are next. The modernizations are part of the SWD capital program and are funded through the solid waste rate, not through taxes.

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