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Posted on: February 7, 2024 | Last Modified on: February 14, 2024

NERTS Draft EIS & Public Comment Period


King County Solid Waste Division has released the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Northeast Recycling & Transfer Station (NERTS) that is to replace the current Houghton Transfer Station; Woodinville being one of the two site options. Here's what you need to know:

The City maintains that siting NERTS in Woodinville is not the right choice. People seeking information on King County’s Northeast Recycling and Transfer Station (NERTS) Project are encouraged to review the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and submit formal comments to the County project team on the proposal through April 9, 2024. The environmental review process will also include three public hearings, two in-person and one virtual, as well as an online open house at where the public can learn about the draft EIS and submit comments. Dates for the hearings are as follows:

Draft EIS Public Hearing #1 (in-person): Wednesday March 6, 2024
 6:00pm – 8:00pm 
 Lake Washington High School 
 12033 NE 80th St 
 Kirkland, WA 98033 

Draft EIS Public Hearing #2 (Virtual): Thursday, March 7, 2024 

6:00pm – 8:00pm | Virtual, via Zoom:

Draft EIS Public Hearing #3 (in-person): Wednesday, March 13, 2024
 6:00pm – 8:00pm
 Woodinville High School
19819 136th Ave NE
 Woodinville, WA 98072

The draft EIS and appendices are available for review electronically on the NERTS project website at and hard copies are available for review at the King County Solid Waste Division, 201 S. Jackson Street, Suite 5701, Seattle or at the locations listed below:   

  • King County Library System, Bothell 18215 98th Avenue NE Bothell, WA 98011  
  • King County Library System, Kirkland 308 Kirkland Avenue Kirkland, WA 98033  
  • Kirkland City Hall 123 5th Ave Kirkland, WA 98033  
  • King County Library System, Redmond 15990 NE 85th Street Redmond, WA 98052  
  • King County Library System, Sammamish 825 228th Avenue SE Sammamish, WA 98075  
  • King County Library System, Woodinville 17105 Avondale Road NE Woodinville, WA 98072  
  • Woodinville City Hall 17301 133rd Ave NE Woodinville, WA  98072

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