Focus on Redmond - Fall 2019

Local Businesses Take Steps to Prevent Pollution

Fall Recycling Event Do you have an old mattress, bicycle, home appliance, or donatable item? Redmond is collecting these and many other items at our Fall Recycling Event. Please refer to the enclosed brochure or visit for a list of what is accepted, as well as restrictions.

A big THANKS to our local businesses who have made great strides in preventing pollution from hazardous materials – such as oil, gas, and paint – from ending up in our environment. Check out what we have done since 2011: 465 Businesses Visited 64,000 Gallons of Hazardous Materials Safely Managed

Saturday, October 5, 2019 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. City Maintenance and Operations Center 18120 NE 76th St. Redmond, WA 98052

Paper Shredding and Styrofoam Recycling

Businesses include:

• 17,000 gallons removed • 47,000 gallons properly stored to prevent leaks or spills

• Automotive • Dry Cleaning • Industrial

• Landscaping • Manufacturing • Medical

Do you have sensitive documents to shred and/or Styrofoam to recycle? The City of Redmond is hosting a special event for these two types of materials: Saturday, October 12 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. City Maintenance and Operations Center 18120 NE 76th St. Redmond, WA 98052 Please visit or call 425- 556-2811 for event guidelines and restrictions.

In addition, the following sites accept Styrofoam for recycling year-round: Shoreline Transfer Station 2300 N 165th St., Shoreline, WA 98133 Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday & Sunday: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. 206-477-4466

How can I cut down on packaging waste? • Shop local, second-hand stores or websites • Consolidate orders or request items to be shipped together • Buy from companies committed to more sustainable packaging

How to DrainYour Backyard Pool

Styro Recycle 23418 68th Ave. S, Kent, WA 98032 Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed Saturday & Sunday 253-838-9555

Option 3 If options 1 or 2 are not possible, non-saltwater pools can be drained to the street and storm drains ONLY if you have taken the following steps: 1. Let the pool water sit for 5-7 days without adding chlorine 2. Check the chlorine level; if it is above 0.10ppm, let the water sit longer or add neutralizing chemicals 3. Adjust pH between 6.5 and 8.5 4. Pool discharge water should not contain any detergents, wastes, algaecides, or other chemicals; or be cloudy, turbid, and stagnant Option 4 Contact a licensed wastewater/septic hauler. Call 425-556-2826 for assistance or more information.

Draining a pool or hot tub at the end of the season? Follow one of the safe methods below to protect Redmond’s streams and wildlife: Option 1 Drain or pump treated water to the sanitary sewer via a utility sink, bathtub, toilet, or a verified sewer cleanout. Option 2 Slowly drain water to grass or other vegetation, except near streams or other sensitive areas such as wetlands and steep slopes – or where neighbors or property may be impacted.

Prevent Flooding – Keep Storm Drains Clear

Help prevent neighborhood flooding and standing water on the roads by removing leaves and debris from storm drains. • Before rain falls, check storm drain grates and surrounding areas to make sure they are free of leaves and debris. • Rake or sweep leaves away from storm drains and gutters. • Dispose of leaves in your yard waste container or use them as a mulch in your garden. For ideas on how to dispose of large

quantities of leaves, contact Redmond’s Recycling Program at 425-556-2811. • Remind landscaping companies and your Homeowners Association to avoid blowing leaves into the street. • Never try to lift or remove storm drain grates.

For more ways to help keep Redmond clean and green, check out: .

Your neighborhood storm system is designed to capture, move, and release rainwater into the nearest stream or lake and to keep excess water from collecting.



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