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June 12, 2014

Starting July 1, Seattle construction and demolition projects will need waste diversion plans

  • The city's goal is to recycle 70 percent of construction waste by 2020. Landfill no-no's next year include carpet, plastic film, clean wood and asphalt shingles.
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    Photo by Sky-Pix Aerial Photography [enlarge]
    Rhine Demolition razed an old parking garage in Seattle to make way for Touchstone Corp.’s Troy Block office development. Starting July 1, projects like this one will need a waste diversion plan.

    The city of Seattle's new rules on what to do with construction and demolition waste don't come as a shock to David Walsh, a project manager at Sellen Sustainability.

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