Public invited to comment on county’s Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan

The plan provides direction for managing the county’s garbage and recycling for the next six for 20 years.

From now until March 8, King County is inviting the public to comment on its draft Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan.

The plan provides direction for managing the county’s garbage and recycling for the next six for 20 years, according to a media release.

The release added public comment is also being sought on a draft Environmental Impact Statement that evaluates the environmental impacts of options in the draft plan.

“We’re offering a variety of ways for the public to learn about and comment on this draft plan,” said Pat D. McLaughlin, director of the King County Solid Waste Division, in the release. “People can participate in a public meeting, take a brief online survey, or read the materials on our website and send comments directly to us.”

To learn more and provide comments, the public can:

• Complete an online survey by visiting www.kingcounty.gov/solid-waste-comp-plan

• Send an email to SWD.CompPlan@kingcounty.gov

• Send a letter via U.S. mail to: King County Solid Waste Division, Attn: Draft Solid Waste Plan Comments; 201 S. Jackson St, Suite 701; Seattle, WA 98104-3855

• Attend any of the upcoming open houses. All open houses will run 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the following locations and dates:

— Jan. 24; Kingsgate Library, 12315 NE 143rd St., Kirkland

— Jan. 30; Kent Senior Center, 600 E. Smith St., Kent

— Feb. 7; King County Library Service Center, 960 Newport Way NW, Issaquah

For more details, visit kingcounty.gov/solid-waste-comp-plan.

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