The Arboretum is getting a new playground thanks to $50,000 prize won by the greater local area, including all or parts of Capitol Hill, First Hill, Madison Park, Broadmoor, Madison Valley, Madrona, Denny Blaine and Montlake neighborhoods. The competition was for reduction of not only garbage, but recycling and yard waste. The waste-reduction contest was sponsored by CleanScape who collects waste for 60,000 residents in Seattle, including Broadmoor.
The competition is running again this year and ends this Fall. To learn more about the competition or ideas how to reduce waste go to CleanScape’s website. Currently, the neighborhoods in the northeast Seattle are leading this year’s competition.