FACTORIA RECYCLING & TRANSFER STATION
KING COUNTY SOLID WASTE DIVISION
King County replaced the existing 7.8 acre facility to improve efficiency and reduce costs in operations and maintenance, accommodate future waste projections, improve safety for employees and users, and achieve LEED® Gold. HBB developed a landscape design that uses a sustainable approach, enhancing visual quality of the site and eliminating the need for a permanent irrigation system. HBB provided a Visual Quality Assessment report for the SEPA process and full construction documents. Plant design adhered to plants that minimize wildlife attractants and incorporated forest and riparian restoration by reusing cleared trees as nurse logs, brush piles, and snags for habitat. Planting around the administration center consist of rings of expanding color and texture to provide visual interest.