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Olympia Offers Compost Collection and Free Waste Assessments to Businesses

What started as a pilot project in 2008, to see if Olympia businesses were interested in compost collection, turned into a successful Commercial Organics Program. The City of Olympia offers businesses within the city a different way to dispose of organic waste and the opportunity to save money. Collected materials are turned into compost and [...]

Olympia Offers Compost Collection and Free Waste Assessments to Businesses 2018-02-05T10:57:40+00:00

TAKE THE DASH!

Need a bouquet? Just want to play? Hop aboard Intercity Transit's free Dash Shuttle and skip the hassle of parking downtown. We go everywhere you need to go in downtown Olympia from the Capitol Campus and Farmers Market to cafes and coffee houses, boutiques, and shops. Weekday Service: During the legislative session (Jan. 7 - [...]

TAKE THE DASH! 2018-02-05T10:58:41+00:00

Thurston County Tree Recycling Options…

Did you know your tree is still useful after the holidays? It can be chipped and used as an energy source. Be sure to take advantage of recycling opportunities. Click here to see a list of recycling options within Thurston County. LeMay yard waste customers can put their trees (cut in 3-foot sections or less) near their compost [...]

Thurston County Tree Recycling Options… 2017-12-20T12:22:45+00:00

Hassle-Free Tree Recycling in Lacey, Thanks to the Scouts!

Recycle your Christmas Tree! Thanks to the hard work of local Boy Scout troops, the residents of Lacey don't have to worry about disposing of their Christmas trees after the holidays. Now in its eighth year, the Scout's "Tree Round-Up" service project provides curbside pick-up of trees in Lacey city limits. The trees are taken [...]

Hassle-Free Tree Recycling in Lacey, Thanks to the Scouts! 2017-12-20T12:17:44+00:00

South Sound Fundraiser Reception

Join the Evergreen State College Center for Sustainable Infrastructure's (CSI) 2nd annual South Sound Fundraiser Reception and learn all about the exciting things in the works for 2018!  Wednesday, October 18th, 5:30-7:00 pm    CSI is building consensus around smart strategies to rebuild the Northwest's vital energy, water, waste, and transportation systems -- and address the urgent infrastructure [...]

South Sound Fundraiser Reception 2017-10-05T19:53:29+00:00

E-Cycle Washington – A Success Story

E-Cycle Washington, the state’s electronics recycling program, has been in operation for nine years, collecting more than 345 million pounds of electronic devices and keeping them out of the landfill. In 2016, E-Cycle collected more than 36 million pounds of TVs, computers, monitors, e-readers, and portable DVD players for recycling. Recycling saves energy and conserves [...]

E-Cycle Washington – A Success Story 2017-06-28T14:33:37+00:00

Community Meeting on Sea Level Rise Response Plan

The City of Olympia, LOTT Clean Water Alliance and the Port of Olympia are in the preliminary stages of creating a response plan to protect Downtown Olympia and the Port peninsula from the impacts of sea level rise. Creating a response plan is consistent with the City’s Comprehensive Plan and is a priority action in [...]

Community Meeting on Sea Level Rise Response Plan 2017-06-28T14:37:12+00:00

Congratulations, Thurston Green Businesses!!!

A record number of businesses applied for a Thurston Green designation this year and the community celebrated those businesses at the Chamber's April Forum on Wednesday, April 12 at 11:30 a.m. at the Hotel RL Olympia. The luncheon included Earth Day remarks by Congressman Denny Heck, a keynote address by Providence St. Peter’s Keith Edgerton and [...]

Congratulations, Thurston Green Businesses!!! 2017-04-19T10:39:38+00:00

SATURDAY DROP-OFF SITE OPENS FOR THE 2017 SEASON

Olympia Residents: Saturday Drop-off Site Opens for the Season The City of Olympia’s Saturday Drop-Off Site opens for the season on Saturday, March 4, 2017.  The site is located at 1000 10th Avenue SE.  The site is open every Saturday through November 18, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. We accept scrap metal, yard [...]

SATURDAY DROP-OFF SITE OPENS FOR THE 2017 SEASON 2017-03-08T10:39:21+00:00

Olympia Offers Compost Collection and Free Waste Assessments to Businesses

What started as a pilot project in 2008, to see if Olympia businesses were interested in compost collection, turned into a successful Commercial Organics Program. The City of Olympia offers businesses within the city a different way to dispose of organic waste and the opportunity to save money. Collected materials are turned into compost and [...]

Olympia Offers Compost Collection and Free Waste Assessments to Businesses 2017-03-04T23:54:27+00:00