- Recycling is not going away.
- Recycling markets are international, and changes in Chinese policy have affected recycling programs, especially on the west coast of the United States. These changes have affected mostly mixed paper and plastic collection markets, but thus far we are not impacted.
- Contamination reduces and even eliminates the market value of recycled materials. Waste in Jefferson County is less contaminated that most due to multi-stream recycling and this helps our situation locally.
- Follow the County Guidelines on the County’s Recycling Flyer.
- County officials, their partners, and the Solid Waste Advisory Commission will advise us regarding any changes needed in recycling practices.
- The best source of information is the regularly up-dated county web site at https://jeffersoncountysolidwaste.com/
When the lights (or even worse, the TV) suddenly go out like they did for half of the homes in Port Ludlow on Tuesday morning, what is your first thought? Is it my house? Is it my neighborhood? Has the BIG ONE hit and we are so far away that we don’t know?
How can I find out what is going on?
Thanks to the PUD, there is a really simple solution, but it takes a little preplanning.
First, you will need to get the SmartHub app on your smartphone.
- Go to Apple App Store or Android Play Store and search SmartHub.
- Download SmartHub app, click on “By Location” and enter “Jefferson County PUD”.
- Get your PUD email address and password
- The app will open and you will see what information is available.
- You are now set up to be able to get the latest PUD information.
So, when the power goes out, click on the app and then click on Twitter. Ignore “Log In” and “Sign Up”, just scroll down to get the latest posts on what is happening from the PUD. You do not need a Twitter account and you are not going to be followed. You are just clicking on it to get the PUD information.
NOW is the time to get that SmartHub on all your smartphones.
Details on clearcut which is scheduled to commence in mid-August. If you have any questions, please contact Adrian Miller of ORM at firstname.lastname@example.org
The league of Women Voters and Port Ludlow Village Council will sponsor a Candidates Forum on Wednesday, July 18 at 6:00 p.m. at the Beach Club. The four candidates for County Commissioner of District 3 have been invited and will present their platforms and opinions in a formal, moderated, question and answer setting.
- Know before you go whether campfires are allowed where you are visiting and check if fire conditions have changed
- Use a designated fire ring when available
- Keep fires away from low-hanging vegetation
- Keep water and a shovel nearby
- Extinguish all campfires before leaving – remember, if it’s too hot to touch, it’s too hot to leave
Port Ludlow Village Council (PLVC) elections are coming up in October. Four Board of Directors seats are open for election, although two present Directors are planning to run for re-election.
Here is your opportunity to serve the Port Ludlow community and assist in maintaining our trails, recycling, monitoring our utilities, guide community development, emergency management, holiday lights, community welcome and many other valuable activities that make our lives better.
Unlike the SBCA and LMC, participation in the Village Council gives a broad look at the entire community and serves to help unify the various factions herein. Additionally, it offers the opportunity to work with various members of the County government and related service organizations.
For more information, contact Bill Dean below: