Friday, December 23, 2011

In Kitsap County and statewide, recycling rates nearing 50 percent - Kitsap Sun

By Christopher Dunagan
Posted December 22, 2011 at 6:16 p.m.

— Kitsap County and Washington state are edging toward a state recycling goal established more than 20 years ago — a goal that some people thought could never be reached.

Kitsap County's overall recycling rate for 2010 reached 45 percent, up 5 percent from the year before. Washington state reached a recycling rate of 49 percent. The national average stands at 34 percent.

Much of the state's increase in recycling was attributed to the recycling of organic waste, including wood, yard debris and food scraps. Municipal areas continue to push organic recycling, and some programs now compost all types of food waste...

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