Local businesses recognized for 2019 environmental compliance

King County’s Industrial Waste Program recognized 59 local industrial facilities for their commitment to business practices that support the local economy while protecting regional water quality. Each year, the Industrial Waste Program, which operates as part of King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division, honors local facilities whose business practices contribute to regional pollution prevention goals. Gold…

Industrial Waste Fees for Surcharge Customers

Businesses that send “high strength” or concentrated organic wastewater to the sewer system pay more because it costs more to treat this wastewater. KCIW’s Surcharge Fee currently pays for both treating concentrated “high-strength” waste at a treatment plant and the cost of compliance monitoring and administering the permit or authorization. Under a proposal to update…

Updating Industrial Waste Fees: Next Steps

The King County Industrial Waste (KCIW) program has been working on a proposal to update the structure of its fee system. A two-step decision-making process is starting in 2018. First the King County Council will consider an ordinance to update the King County Code. Pending Council approval of the ordinance, the Department of Natural Resources…