Nine Redmond organizations honored by King County

King County’s Solid Waste Division has named nine Redmond business and organizations to the third-annual Best Workplaces for Recycling & Waste Reduction.

The businesses recognized in Redmond for 2009 include:

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City of Redmond

Emerald Heights


Honeywell International

Lake Washington School District

Noetix Corporation

PCC Natural Markets


The business are being recognized for strong internal recycling programs and for their commitment to reducing the amount of waste their company produces.

To qualify as a Best Workplace for Recycling & Waste Reduction, organizations met at least 10 criteria out of a list of 33 good business recycling practices—choices that range from placing recycling bins by every desk, to collecting food scraps for on or off-site composting, to having internal ‘green teams’ that support the business’ programs.

“King County is pleased to see the list of Best Workplaces for Recycling and Waste Reduction continue to grow from year to year,” said Sharon Aller, King County program manager for the campaign. “These businesses demonstrate the value of creative approaches to recycling and reducing waste in the workplace – from desks, kitchens and break rooms, to warehouses, fleets and anywhere else where employees generate recyclable materials or can reduce waste.”

To learn more about what these businesses are doing to improve recycling programs, visit