With a recycling program that features a Carbon Yeti mascot, the City of Bellevue has received a 2012 Green City Award from Waste & Recycling News.
Bellevue won in the medium-sized city category (100,000 to 500,000 residents) and was selected from nearly 100 nominees throughout the country. The Green City Award recognizes recycling accomplishments and innovative ways municipalities promote recycling and educate their residents.
With the Carbon Yeti encouraging them to reduce carbon emissions, single-family residents in Bellevue are recycling nearly 68 percent of their waste.
The Carbon Yeti is a large, hairy, Bigfoot character who is wasteful of the planet's resources. A pledge book that explains global climate change shows the Carbon Yeti learning easy ways to reduce its carbon footprint around the home. Bellevue residents who would like a Smaller Footprint Pledge book should call Bellevue Utilities at 425-452-6932.
Waste & Recycling News, a national publication with 45,000 subscribers, covers news in the solid waste industry.
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