Recycle Palooza offers Federal Way residents chance to win $1,000

To be eligible for the Recycle Palooza competition, Federal Way residents must sign up by May 14.  - Contributed
To be eligible for the Recycle Palooza competition, Federal Way residents must sign up by May 14.
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Federal Way residents are encouraged to enter the 2014 Recycle Palooza contest where they could win $1,000 for their recycling skills.

Fifty residents will be selected for a chance to win prizes, including the $1,000 grand prize, garbage bill credits and gift cards, all courtesy of Waste Management. Residents can sign up by May 14 by visiting or calling 253-835-2700.

The city partnered with Waste Management to create the Recycle Palooza Contest to encourage residents to recycle and reward those who do it correctly. All residents with curbside recycling service who enter the contest will receive tips about recycling, and have a chance to be randomly selected as one of 50 contestants.

In the last three years, Waste Management has given away $3,000 in cash, $5,000 in garbage bill credits and over $2,000 in gift cards to Federal Way residents who were selected for the Recycle Palooza Contest.

“Residents often tell me they didn’t sign up because they thought they would never win,” said Jeanette Brizendine-Jurgensen, the city’s recycling project manager. “However, based on prior years, the odds are about 1-in-4 of being selected for the contest.”

The Recycle Palooza contest will culminate at the annual Family Green Fest held Saturday, May 31 at the Federal Way Community Center at 876 S. 333rd St. This event has free activities for kids, including climbing aboard a recycling truck, eco-friendly items for sale, free document shredding courtesy of Woodstone Credit Union, and demonstrations and information on a variety of sustainable topics.

For more information about the Recycle Palooza contest or if you have questions about recycling, please contact Jeanette Brizendine-Jurgensen, recycling project manager at 253.835.2771 or



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