Puget Sound Elected Officials Attend Opening of First Ever Garbage/Recycling Store

-A Rethinking Stuff Store Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting-

Sep 21, 2012, 17:51 ET from CleanScapes

ISSAQUAH, Wash., Sept. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, CleanScapes cut the ribbon on the first ever garbage and recycling store in Issaquah's Gilman Village. The Issaquah retail store and customer service center provides face-to-face customer service and offers creative products and gifts to reduce waste, recycle and reuse up-cycled materials.

"CleanScapes is pleased to be offering this innovative approach to retail and customer service to provide a better experience for the Issaquah community," said CleanScapes founder and President Chris Martin. "Issaquah residents can come in and pay a bill or drop off hard to recycle items, and they can buy products that reduce waste by replacing disposable items with reusable ones, recycled and recyclable products, and unique, "up-cycled" goods."

A complete list of recyclable items that Issaquah residents can dispose of curbside or at the store is available at www.cleanscapes.com/issaquah.

A unique feature to the store includes re-used bicycles rescued from the landfill thanks to a new bicycle recycling partnership between CleanScapes and the non-profit, Bike Works. Every year, millions of bicycles end up in landfills in the US. CleanScapes and Bike Works have united to turn things around. This program is an opportunity to reduce that trend and give customers an option to purchase one of these refurbished bicycles at a low cost.

"We selected CleanScapes for their commitment to customer service, focus on working with businesses and residents to increase recycling and composting and dedication to continuous improvement and innovation," said Mayor Ava Frisinger. "We have been impressed with their roll-out of services to the community this summer and look forward to many years of excellent service."

The CleanScapes Store is open Monday - Saturday 10am to 6pm, and Sunday noon to 5pm.

CleanScapes' mission is to be the trusted partner for communities seeking to enhance residential and commercial vitality by providing innovative streetscape maintenance, recycling and solid waste services. CleanScapes was founded in Seattle, Washington in 1997, and provides sustainable solid waste and recycling collection and comprehensive StreetScapes management services to municipalities, commercial properties, business improvement districts and stadiums in Washington, Oregon and California.

Kevin Kelly
(206) 764-8994 Office
(425) 891-6599 Cell
E-mail: kevin.kelly@cleanscapes.com

SOURCE CleanScapes