Recycling competition results too close to call

July 1, 2011

The winner of Waste Manage-ment’s contest will get $5,000 for a community project. Contributed

Waste Management’s five-month recycling competition in Newcastle came to an end June 24, but the results were too close to call, said Jackie Lang, Waste Management director of communications.

The competition pitted the east and west sides of the city against each other in a battle to see which could increase its recycling rate the most. The winning side will receive $5,000 toward a community project. Read more

5K is likely to join Newcastle Days lineup

May 6, 2011

The Newcastle 5K, in its third year this year, will likely join the Newcastle Days lineup this summer, according to Newcastle Days committee officials.

The race, which typically takes place in late August, will be held the morning of Sept. 10 as part of the festivities in Lake Boren Park.

The race typically begins and ends in Lake Boren Park. It follows a 3.1-mile path, circles the park and follows city trails to the south.

Valley Medical Center has again committed to sponsoring Newcastle Days with $10,000.

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Recycling challenge kicks off

March 4, 2011

Waste Management pits the east and west sides of city against each other

The gloves are off. Who will win? The Recycling Renegades on the east side of Coal Creek Parkway, or the Waste Less Warriors on the west side?

Waste Management has pitted the two halves of the city against each other for a five-month recycling competition, and it will award $5,000 to the team that recycles the most between through June 24. The competition kicked off Jan. 24.

The winner of Waste Manage-ment’s contest will get $5,000 for a community project. Contributed

The competition is the first of its kind, said Katie Salinas, public sector manager for Waste Management. Last year, the organization launched programs that rewarded individuals in cities such as Burien, Kirkland and Redmond for recycling, but it never rewarded entire communities.

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Recycle appliances for free at e-cycle

December 2, 2010

Have a broken refrigerator, an old stereo or a neglected bike clogging the garage?

Bring it to a free recycling event, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Dec. 11 at Briarwood Market Place Parking Lot, Southeast 128th Street and 164th Avenue Southeast, Renton.

Proceeds from the recycled raw materials benefit local charities, homeless shelters and food banks. The recycling program is provided by 1 Green Planet and organized by the Liberty High School PTSA.

Go to to learn which products are recyclable.

Fall recycling event is Saturday

October 1, 2010

NEW — 3:55 p.m. Oct. 1, 2010

Newcastle has teamed up with Renton Academy, the Washington State Department of Ecology and King County to hold its fall recycling event at Renton Academy, 6928 116th Ave. S.E., from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Oct. 2.

The collection will be in the parking along 116th Avenue Southeast. Click here to see the flier about the event as well as details about what you can bring.