Each spring, King County businesses outside the City of Seattle are invited to apply as a Best Workplace for Waste Prevention and Recycling. This year 112 businesses received this recognition from King County’s Solid Waste Division. Bellevue School District was a recipient again this year, and received special recognition on the honor roll, along with other businesses that have made the list for five or more years.
Notable efforts by the district include: Green Genius teams and goals, Zero Waste contests with the City of Bellevue, all schools have a recycling rate of 50 percent or higher, expanded reusable tray use, and a partnership with Food Bus to donate uneaten school lunch food to a local food bank.
Special recognition was given to Nancy Larson and Cindy King, who lead the district’s waste prevention and recycling efforts.