Lake Washington School District was recognized as one of King County’s “Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling” for the fifth consecutive year.
The district was recognized for efforts to implement and expand recycling and waste reduction programs.
As of this past year, composting programs have been introduced to all but five schools. Finn Hill Middle School has made the switch from Styrofoam food trays to compostable ones and yard waste from every school is now composted.
Every classroom, office and cubicle in the district is now equipped with a recycling bin and all surplus electronics are either donated or sent back to the manufacturer to be recycled. Students play a huge role in the waste prevention efforts, including many environmental clubs or “green teams” that encourage efforts among students.
LWSD is one of six education groups recognized, including Bastyr University, Bellevue School District, Issaquah School District, Sammamish Montessori School and Woodinville Montessori School.