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Posted on: June 3, 2014

New facility will allow processing of storm drain waste

Construction of a new facility that processes roadside storm drain waste will begin June 9 at Pierce County’s Central Maintenance Facility in Frederickson. The new waste processing facility is expected to be complete in... Read on...

Posted on: May 21, 2014

County Council recognizes efforts of Public Works employees

The Pierce County Council adopted a resolution recognizing the week of May 18-24, 2014 as “National Public Works Week” in Pierce County. Speaking on behalf of the Council, which unanimously supported Read on...

Posted on: February 27, 2014

Composting classes teach residents how to reduce waste at home

Residents can learn how to reduce the amount of waste they produce by attending Pierce County’s composting classes this spring. One class focuses on yard waste, and the other on food waste.

“These classes are a great way... Read on...

Posted on: February 11, 2013

Free composting classes teach how to reduce waste at home

Residents can learn how to reduce the amount of waste they produce by attending Pierce County’s free composting classes this spring. Classes will be offered on yard waste and food waste.

"These classes are a great way... Read on...

Posted on: December 24, 2012

Treecycle your Christmas tree

Dec. 24, 2012

As you recycle your wrapping paper, don’t forget to treecycle your Christmas tree.

Pierce County residents who subscribe to yard waste collection service can place their unflocked tree in their container... Read on...

Posted on: August 6, 2012

Residents invited to comment on food waste collection options

Nearly one-third of Pierce County's waste is food, making it the largest category of material entering our landfill.

In 2010, the county began exploring how to manage and reduce food waste, and is now asking for the... Read on...

Posted on: July 9, 2012

Peninsula transfer station to accept household hazardous waste

Starting in July, Gig Harbor and Key Peninsula residents can drop off their household hazardous waste at the Purdy Transfer Station in Gig Harbor free of charge on the second Friday and Saturday of each month. The transfer... Read on...

Posted on: July 9, 2012

Peninsula transfer station to accept household hazardous waste

Starting in July, Gig Harbor and Key Peninsula residents can drop off their household hazardous waste at the Purdy Transfer Station in Gig Harbor free of charge on the second Friday and Saturday of each month. The transfer... Read on...