Waste Management’s Think Green Recycling Challenge is back for a third and final year. The Challenge runs from October 2013 – March 2014. Once again the Wallingford Community Council (WCC) is sponsoring the effort in the Friday North route (Friday being the day that Waste Management (WM) picks up our garbage and recycling, and we are in North Seattle).
The rules for the Challenge have changed this year, giving the WCC a variety of ways to earn money for local non-profits. At the end of the six month Challenge in March 2014, $25,000 will be awarded to to the one WM route that reduces its garbage the most, per household, compared to last year.
Another $25,000 will be awarded to the routes that participate in outreach activities. Of this outreach pot of money, $2,000 will be awarded each month to the route that participates in the most outreach activities. At the end of the contest period, the remaining $13,000 will be divided among all routes that took part in at least one activity.
The results from October are in, and Friday North is doing great! We participated in five outreach activities during the month of October which earned the WCC $2,000 which will be awarded to local non-profits after the end of the Challenge. Plus Friday North is in first place in reducing pounds of garbage per household. Whatever you are doing, keep it up!