Waste Management, the garbage, recycling, and yard/food waste hauler for Wallingford, is launching its six month Recycling Challenge campaign this week.
All Seattle neighborhoods serviced by Waste Management will compete against each other for a $50,000 prize. The community that reduces the most residential garbage, by weight, will receive a $50,000 grant for a “Main Street” neighborhood improvement project.
To track each community’s progress, Waste Management will compare the percent change in garbage, recycling and food and yard waste from October 2011- March 2012, using 2010 data as the baseline. The six-month tracking period officially began Monday, October 3rd. This data will soon be made available on a special Waste Management web site.
Note that this challenge is for residences only, not businesses, and for those residences that do not use dumpsters for their garbage and recycling.
Even so, Colleen Kurke, president of the Wallingford Chamber, says: “Wallingford Chamber is 100% behind this challenge even though businesses are not a part of it. We support sustainability and will do our part to support the neighborhood as we WIN this challenge!”
Wallyhood will be featuring weekly tips on how to get your unwanted stuff out of the garbage and to a better place.
Any ideas, comments, tips, post here or send to Barb Burrill at [email protected]