Friday, February 9, 2018

Learn About North Transfer Station New Unique Features, Free Drop Off Re-Usable Goods And More

Tomorrow Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is hosting an open house from 10-noon,  to celebrate two additions to the North Transfer Station (1350 N 34th Street) — a Community Education Room and a Reuse Donation Center.

The information says: 
The North Transfer Station (NTS) is a facility is designed to handle waste more efficiently, safely and provides more opportunities to recycle., in the Wallingford neighborhood.  
The Station was completed in fall 2016, and include some innovative features — solar panels, a sports court, a neighborhood playground, and more.  
It has reshaped the idea of the services that a “dump” can provide to the community. The addition of a Community Education Room and a Reuse Donation Center take the facility even further from being simply a place to “just bring garbage.”  
The station’s new features help customers reduce their waste, increase their participation in recycling and composting programs, and play a crucial role in helping Seattle lead the nation in waste handling, prevention and diversion innovation.   
The new Community Education Room features 750 square feet of interactive exhibits where visitors can watch what happens to Seattle’s waste after it gets picked up from homes, see how a transfer station works, and learn how garbage collection in Seattle has evolved over the past 100 years.  
The Reuse Donation Center, operated in partnership with Goodwill, is a drop-off location for reusable household goods and electronics. Conveniently located in the separate Recycling and Reuse building, the center allows customers to drop-off reusable goods for free, without having to weigh in at the scale house first.
For more information go here. 

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