Northwest NEWS

August 3, 1998

Valley Special

Duvall receives waste management grant

   The city of Duvall is one of 20 cities in King County which have received grant money from the Washington State Department of Ecology to support innovative waste reduction and recycling programs throughout the county.
   The Seattle-King County Department of Public Health and King County Solid Waste are also sharing in the grants which total $3.4 million. The money comes from the state's Local Toxics Control Account, which is funded by a tax on hazardous materials.
   Duvall will receive $17,742 for waste reduction projects. The city will use the money to encourage recycling and the proper management of household hazardous waste in the cities of Duvall, Carnation, North Bend and Snoqualmie.
   The city will make presentations to elementary and high school students on the proper disposal of household hazardous materials and will encourage residents to recycle and compost their yard wastes.