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Think Green Recycling Challenge Grand Prize Winner

Waste Management’s Think Green Recycling Challenge grand prize winner for Seattle is the Wednesday North pickup area!  This area includes Crown Hill and Greenwood.

The grand prize is $40,000 to be distributed through Phinney Neighborhood Association. The celebration will be:

Thursday, June 13th, 11 AM
Phinney Neighborhood Center (Brick Building)
6532 Phinney Ave N
Illuminati attending include: Seattle City Councilmember Mike O’Brien, Seattle Public Utilities Director Tim Croll, and representatives from Waste Management and the winning neighborhoods.


From the press release:

It’s time to celebrate the
Think Green
Recycling Challenge

  • Six months ago, Waste Management challenged ten Seattle communities to reduce their waste by encouraging neighbors to work together to recycle more and model waste reduction activities. Neighborhoods performed recycling carols, organized Halloween costume exchanges, and wrote about why they love recycling.
  • We are proud to honor the four winning neighborhoods of this year’s Think Green Recycling Challenge.
  • Our Wednesday North neighborhood (Crown Hill/Greenwood) is the grand prize winner for their efforts to decrease the overall amount of garbage sent to the landfill. They will receive $40,000 to donate to the non-profit(s) of their choice.
  • With their spirited community outreach, Tuesday North (Ballard), Wednesday South (South Park/Georgetown/Delridge), and Friday North (Wallingford/Green Lake) earned $3,300 each to donate to a local non-profit of their choice.
  • Each of the ten communities has something to be proud of: the average increase in diversion rate –the amount of material kept out of the landfill — increased 1% across all competing neighborhoods, and collectively the neighborhoods composted and recycled over 3,000 tons more than the previous year!

Join us to celebrate the outstanding efforts of this year’s Think Green Recycling Challenge four winning neighborhoods:
When: Thursday, June 13th 11 am
Where: Phinney Neighborhood Center (lower brick building)
6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
Who: Seattle Councilmember Mike O’Brien, Seattle Public Utilities Solid Waste Director, Tim Croll, representatives from the winning neighborhoods and Waste Management