Garbage: How Can My Community Reduce Waste? - http://www.learner.org/exhibits/garbage
This site provides an introduction to global waste management and offers some possible solutions. Topics include solid waste, sewage, hazardous waste and sustainable living. The site offers annotated links to sites for further reading.
How to Get Rid of Stuff You Don't Want or Need - http://dnr.metrokc.gov/WTD/community/oldstuff.htm
This site, from King County’s Natural Resources & Parks Water Treatment Division, recommends methods for disposing of residential and household waste. Find information about items that should go down toilets, sinks, drains, or in the garbage.
Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County - http://www.govlink.org/hazwaste/business/imex
The Local Hazardous Waste Management Program focuses on helping local residents and business owners and operators use fewer toxic materials. The site contains information on how to properly use and store hazardous materials and also how to dispose of hazardous products. The site also features a free service designed to help businesses find markets for their byproducts, surplus materials and waste.
School Recycling & Waste Reduction Assistance – King County Solid Waste Division - http://www.metrokc.gov/dnrp/swd/schools-assistance/index.asp
This program helps schools start or improve recycling programs, increase waste reduction activities and increase the use of recycled-content and other environmentally preferable products.
Seattle Solid Waste Recycling, Waste Reduction, and Facilities Opportunities Report - http://www.seattle.gov/util/stellent/groups/public/@spu/@usm/documents/webcontent/spu01_002544.pdfhttp://www.seattle.gov/util/stellent/groups/public/@spu/@usm/documents/webcontent/spu01_002547.pdf
This two-volume report was prepared for the Seattle City Council and Seattle Public Utilities. It concludes a five-month study that looks at recycling in Seattle and the need for renovated or new solid waste recycling and disposal stations.
Zero Waste America - http://www.zerowasteamerica.org/index.html
Read about Zero Waste America and how they advocate for the recycling of all materials back into nature or the marketplace in a manner that protects human health and the environment.