Michelle Metzler

Michelle Metzler

‘Tis the season for sustainability | Guest Column

Ready or not, the holidays are here! That means it’s time for friends, family, hot chocolate and, of course, gift giving. But with all that… Continue reading

 

Veterans continue to serve us every day | Guest Column

Every November, we honor our military veterans. What we sometimes overlook is that many veterans, after serving our country, return home to serve our communities… Continue reading

 

Sorting it out when it’s recycling time | Guest Column

Rolling recycling carts to the curb each week is a ritual shared in neighborhoods across the Redmond community. Most of us do a great job… Continue reading

 

Diving into lifecycle thinking — one cup at a time | Guest Column

Reducing waste and protecting the planet today calls for new ways of thinking. To achieve the greatest environmental benefit at a reasonable cost, the sustainability… Continue reading

Make back-to-school shopping sustainable | Guest Column

With the start of school comes football season, new teachers and a back-to-school shopping list. Before darting out to the store to pick up new… Continue reading

Good food, good friends and good for the environment | Guest Column

When the sun comes out in Redmond, it feels only right to celebrate with a barbecue, picnic or backyard potluck. And with great weather comes… Continue reading

‘Cracking the code’ on multifamily recycling | Guest Column

Setting up successful recycling systems in apartment buildings is like a puzzle. You can have all the pieces right in front of you, but they… Continue reading

Waste Management driver loves her work, behind the wheel and in her community | Guest Column

Lindsey Leitch is an early riser. She has to be. Her family and her community depend on her. Leitch begins her day at 4:30 a.m.,… Continue reading

Creating energy from our garbage? That’s a bright idea | Guest Column

Washington residents are really good at recycling. We recycle nearly 50 percent of our waste, well above the national average of 34.6 percent. That’s something… Continue reading

Recycling myths: sorting fact from fiction | Guest Column

Even with all the recycling we do, there are still some myths out there that generate confusion. Some myths even create contamination problems at local… Continue reading

How to be an all-star recycler: Focus on the basics to win big | Guest Column

You’ve got the fundamentals down. There are two containers in the kitchen — one marked trash and one marked recycling. You’ve placed recycling containers throughout… Continue reading

New Year’s Resolutions for 2017: less sugar and a recycling reset

It’s that time of the year when thoughts turn to renewal and fresh starts. For a greener 2017, we suggest adding an easy-to- keep New… Continue reading

Why less holiday haste can mean more holiday waste | Guest Column

Even the Grinch would have to agree: the hustle and bustle of the holidays is getting a bit more manageable. These days, you make your… Continue reading

Before veterans served our community, they served our country | Guest Column

Leo Holte is a Waste Management driver, and then some. Corporal Holte spent five years as a United States Marine stationed in Okinawa, Japan, and… Continue reading