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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Bellevue firms dominate list of top recyclers

King County's Solid Waste Division has named 21 local companies to its first-annual "Best Workplaces for Recycling" list, and eight of them are based in Bellevue.

A range of businesses, from the Bellevue Arts Museum to CH2M Hill to the Yoga Center, were among the elite eight Bellevue recyclers. All 21 businesses were recognized for strong internal recycling programs and a commitment to making recycling easy for employees.

To earn a spot on the best recycling list, companies had to complete an online application, demonstrating that they meet at least 10 out of 27 recycling criteria, such as offering recycling bins at every employee's desk or purchasing recycled-content products. The county expects the list to grow each year, as more companies learn about it and apply.

The City of Bellevue has been honoring its top commercial recyclers for the past three years. Bellevue's reigning champions for recycling are: La Tienda Grocery, Safeway Bakery and Aronson-Campbell Industrial Supply.

King County's news release provides details about the Best Workplaces for Recycling program. The details about Bellevue's recycling recognition program are included in a June news release

The City of Bellevue provides free assistance to help businesses reduce waste and save resources. If you would like resource conservation assistance, please e-mail Elaine Borjeson, Conservation and Outreach Program Administrator, or call her at 425-452-7103. If you need other business assistance, please e-mail Bob Derrick, Director of Economic Development, or call him at 425-452-5256. 

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Utilities Conservation and Outreach
450 110th Ave. NE
P.O. Box 90012
Bellevue, WA 98009
Contact: Elaine Borjeson, Program Administrator
Phone: 425-452-7103
Fax: 425-452-5214
E-mail: eborjeson@bellevuewa.gov

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