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                       For information on Recycling, look under the Community and How To tabs.  



Nonprofit organizations include Friends of Badger Mountain, LCB Audubon Society, and Tapteal Greenway

 Holiday Reuse & Recycling Tips                                             

This holiday season REDUCE waste when shopping, REUSE when possible and RECYCLE all you can! 
Bows, tissue, gift boxes and bags are reusable and store easily. Those made from paper are recyclable but those made with foil or plastic are not.    

Cardboard boxes can be reused to store items, organize a closet, attic or garage. They also make great recycling bins for the home or office. Please flatten when recycling.          

Cut Christmas trees are collected for recycling at the curb in most cities, to be used for mulch.  

Foam packing peanuts can be donated to Tri-City based Surgical Implant Generation Network (SIGN) to pack orthopedic implants for shipment to developing countries. SIGN also accepts sturdy cardboard boxes. Call 371-1107 or visit signpost.org for more information.

Greeting cards are reused by the Richland Senior Association located in the community center, 500 Amon Park Drive. Cards and envelopes can also be recycled with paper. 

Holiday baking and seasonal products are also recyclable. Empty flour and sugar bags, press board boxes like those that contain tea bags, stuffing mix, cream cheese, crackers, candy canes and empty juice and eggnog cartons can be recycled.   

String of lights: The strings are melted down, the rubber insulation and copper wire separated, and reused or recycled. The insulation is turned into things like slipper soles. Please remove all bulbs before recycling and drop off at a local metal recycling business.  Not the Curbside or Drop Box.   


 Hanford Live 2019: Let’s Talk About Hanford Cleanup

 This is a message from the Tri-Party Agreement Agencies   

 A link to the Nov. 7 broadcast of Hanford Live 2019 is available on YouTube.

 Hanford Live 2019 was an online conversation about Hanford cleanup with managers from the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Washington State Department of Ecology. The broadcast included a brief overview from each agency on Hanford’s past, present and future, followed by a facilitated question-and-answer session. 

 Anyone interested in learning more about Hanford is encouraged to view this online conversation. The goal of this event was to provide an opportunity for communication between Hanford leadership and the public regarding the environmental cleanup mission. More information, including the provided presentations, is available on the Hanford Events Calendar.  

  We sincerely appreciate your interest regarding the cleanup progress at Hanford. After you watch the broadcast, we’d like your feedback. Please take a moment and complete this brief online evaluation. Thank you for watching Hanford Live 2019.            

----Notice of Upcoming Public Comment Period on Proposed Changes to the Hanford Dangerous Waste Permit----

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is planning a 60‑day public comment period on a proposed modification to the Hanford Dangerous Waste Permit, expected to begin mid-December 2019, with a public meeting in January 2020.

This proposed Class 3 permit modification would allow DOE to receive waste at the Integrated Disposal Facility (IDF).

The IDF is an engineered disposal facility at the center of the Hanford Site. It was designed and constructed to dispose of vitrified low-activity waste generated from the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant, while protecting human health and the environment.

The proposed modification will be available online during the public comment period at the Hanford events calendar


What is Go Green Tri-Cities?

Go Green Tri-Cities is a non-profit group that provides outreach to educate the community on local, state, and nationwide environmental issues. The GGTC website strives to be the central place for the community to learn about environmental issues and area events, find local environmental groups and other community resources, and provide a wealth of information on how to live in a more eco-friendly way.  It also includes the Green Pages directory, a listing of businesses providing eco-friendly products and services available in this area.