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April 2007
King County launches ‘Project Driveway’ exhibit

King County Solid Waste Division has kicked off “Project Driveway”, a traveling exhibit of 23 recycling bins that have been made over by local organizations such as Woodland Park Zoo, the Seahawks, Harley-Davidson and Starbucks.

This unusual art collection will travel to many locations this spring – The Commons at Federal Way, Factoria Mall, Crossroads Bellevue, Westlake Center and finally at Woodland Park Zoo for Earth Day weekend in April.

Each 96 gallon, 4 foot tall recycling container has been decorated in the spirit of the participating organization and with a recycling message:

  • T-Mobile turned their bin into a giant flip-style phone, explaining how to recycle cell phones;
  • Woodland Park Zoo topped their container with motorized northwest pond turtles made from recycled materials;
  • The Seattle Seahawks’ bin celebrates the “Spirit of 12.”

“Project Driveway” is part of King County’s ongoing recycling education campaign, “Recycle More, It’s Easy to Do,” which was launched in September. Currently, more than half of what ends up in King County’s Cedar Hills Regional Landfill is readily recyclable.

For a list of participating organizations and a schedule for “Project Driveway,” visit www.metrokc.gov/recyclemore.


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