Clients

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Full Circle works effectively with municipal, county, state and federal entities, as well as private companies and non-profit organizations. Our clients seek to address society’s pressing resource and policy challenges.

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Call2Recycle

Full Circle provided retail strategy and recruitment expertise for Call2Recycle’s efforts to lay groundwork for a take-back network for unwanted medications (under Prime Contractor Cascadia Consulting). Call2Recycle, long known for their flagship program to capture end-of-life rechargeable batteries, is expanding into establishing collection networks for pharmaceuticals.

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City of Bellevue

We value long term relationships.  Since its inception in 1993, Full Circle has been under contract to the City of Bellevue in one form or another. Major projects include:

Used Oil & Household Hazardous Waste Education, Outreach and Recruitment • Commercial Recycling Outreach and Technical Assistance • Car Wash Outreach/ Surface Water Protection • School Recycling Outreach, Education and Technical Assistance • Auto Sector Outreach/ Recruitment (Regional Don't Drip & Drive Campaign) • Energy Conservation Business Outreach

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City of Bothell

Full Circle, in partnership with subcontractor Triangle Associates, worked closely with the City of Bothell’s Surface Water Program Coordinator to take on the sensitive issue of home car washing and its impact on the City’s water resources. With an ultimate goal of protecting water quality, the program focused on shifting norms away from home car washing by first better understanding who washes their cars at home, under what circumstances and for what reasons. We undertook an on-line survey of home car washers, the results of which informed the development and implementation of an in-person focus group of Bothell residents.

Program work also called upon David Stitzhal to facilitate a dialogue between the Fire Chief and the Director of Public Works to explore and address concerns over existing practices for vehicle washing. Substantive behavioral and structural changes were put in motion as a result of this conversation.

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City of Issaquah

In a demonstration of national leadership, the City of Issaquah has implemented an ordinance requiring all food service establishments to compost foodwaste generated in the “back of the house” as well as on the customer side. All such businesses are also required to offer only compostable or recyclable service ware. Full Circle was hired to work with non-complying businesses to identify barriers, build relationships and support movement toward participation. Together with subcontractor KTA Consulting, Full Circle’s actions resulted in much improved compliance and substantially increased diversion of foodwaste. We were also able to provide actionable policy information directly to City Council.

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City of Kirkland

Full Circle works closely with City staff to provide direct outreach to the diverse multi-family community of Kirkland. We coordinate with property managers, residents, and solid waste service providers to creatively and measurably boost the recycling rate of this challenging, and often overlooked residential sector.

With partner Triangle Associates, Full Circle Environmental provides outreach to community groups that offer car washes, as well as to the owners of host sites such as gas stations and retail locations. With an ultimate goal of protecting water quality, the program focuses on shifting the norm away from using outdoor car washes as charity fundraisers. In the meantime, we make sure sites are complying with water discharge regulations, and are properly using pump kits that keep sudsy or  keep contaminated wash water out of storm drains and other sensitive locations. Project staff also proactively reaches out to community groups to encourage the use of alternative fundraising approaches.

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City of Redmond

For nearly twenty years, Full Circle Environmental has supported the City of Redmond's recycling program. Services have included survey work, outreach and communications, and most extensively, technical assistance to the business community.

Full Circle created and implemented the city's popular Refresh Your Recycling Campaign which successfully recruits business participation to measurably increase recycling tonnage.

We also support the City's community car wash outreach activities.

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City of Santa Monica

City of Santa Monica Office of Sustainability and the Environment -- OSE is responsible for developing and implementing policy initiatives that promote local environmental, economic, and social sustainability, and integrating resource management, conservation, and sustainability practices with ongoing City operations.

Additionally, the Office oversees the implementation of the Solar Santa Monica program that seeks to achieve energy self-sufficiency by integrating energy efficiency and solar in most of Santa Monica’s buildings, offers water efficiency programs to residents and businesses, provides assistance to the public with all aspects of green building, and provides sustainability training to residents, students and businesses.

The City has long been a pioneer in sustainable purchasing.

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City of Seattle

Full Circle has served the City of Seattle's Public Utilities Division on numerous, diverse projects, including:

  • Support for the Northwest Product Stewardship Council
  • Retail Apparel Product Stewardship Program
  • Carpet infrastructure and market development
  • Transfer station survey
  • Post-consumer ceramics & non-container glass

In addition, David Stitzhal was appointed to the Seattle Solid Waste Advisory Committee under the Norm Rice administration and served several years, including time as Chair.

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City of Shoreline

Full Circle Environmental provided program design services, developed a strategic business target list, designed and created printed materials, and provided canvass support for the City of Shoreline’s commercial recycling outreach program. We also developed, handled all logistics for and implemented a well-attended special recycling event for businesses (collecting electronics. paper shredding, fluorescent tubes, etc.).

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City of Spokane

City of Spokane, as a steering committee member of the Northwest Product Stewardship Council, contractually supported Full Circle's David Stitzhal as coordinator of this regional council of governments. (See Northwest Product Stewardship Council under Clients or Projects for more information.)

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City of Tacoma

City of Tacoma, as a steering committee member of the Northwest Product Stewardship Council, contractually supported Full Circle's David Stitzhal as coordinator of this regional council of governments. (See Northwest Product Stewardship Council under Clients or Projects for more information.)

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Commission for Environmental Cooperation, NAFTA

Commission for Environmental Cooperation, NAFTA (under Prime Contractor Kelleher Environmental and Task Manager Gracestone, Inc.)

Full Circle was requested by Kelleher and Gracestone to support their work on behalf of the CEC – an intergovernmental organization established under NAFTA as part of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation. Specifically, the CEC was formed “to support cooperation among the NAFTA partners to address environmental issues of continental concern, including the environmental challenges and opportunities presented by continent-wide free trade.”

Gracestone, Inc. provides comprehensive consulting services in resource management and environmental compliance, with a focus on the recycling and waste management part of the sustainability domain. We hold in-depth expertise in the laws, standards, market forces, and requirements around the hard-to-recycle class of products.

Kelleher Environmental is an environmental consulting firm based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. They specialize in: Environmental research and policy development; Waste diversion and stewardship program, planning, implementation and evaluation; Energy conservation, climate change and green energy; Facilitation and workshop design.

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Environmental Protection Agency

Through direct contract with EPA as well as serving as a sub under prime contractors, Full Circle has worked with the Environmental Protection Agency through headquarters, Region 5, and Region 10.

Project support included: School Food Share, green purchasing support, naming and helping create and implement the still-active Federal Electronics Challenge, stakeholder engagement of auto shredders and auto dismantlers, and developing product stewardship approaches to end-of-life vehicle policy.

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King County Department of Natural Resources

Full Circle has served the King County Dept. of Natural Resources - Solid Waste Division on numerous, diverse projects, including:

  • Coordination of the Northwest Product Stewardship Council and associated subcommittees (batteries, mercury, paint, and pharmaceuticals
  • Retail Apparel Product Stewardship Program
  • Carpet infrastructure and market development
  • Green Schools
  • Take Back Your Meds/ PH:ARM (Pharmaceuticals from Households: A Return Mechanism)

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King County Link-UP

LinkUp is a King County program that works to expand markets for selected recyclable and reusable materials by facilitating an interactive community of businesses, public agencies and other organizations. Each year LinkUp selects focus materials that are identified as priorities for King County. Materials have included asphalt shingles, carpet, mattresses, textiles and more.

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Kitsap County

Full Circle has supported various conservation programs on behalf of Kitsap County. Full Circle worked closely with re-refined oil producers and regional distributors to assure local product availability and to gain marketing support. Full Circle staff then supported oil-change service providers and high-profile fleets to offer and use re-refined oil. We successfully expanded retail availability of re-refined oil and expanded public and private fleet use of this important recycled-content product.

Kitsap County more recently collaborated with several regional governments and the Washington State Recycling Association to design and implement a Multi-Family Property Manager Recycling Practices Survey. The county, as part of the Washington State Multi-Family Study Group, hired Elway Research and Full Circle Environmental to develop, implement, and interpret a statewide survey instrument. The survey documented property manager's concerns and suggestions, and helped improve recycling practices at multi-family properties across the state.

Kitsap County, as a steering committee member of the Northwest Product Stewardship Council, contractually supported Full Circle's David Stitzhal as coordinator of this regional council of governments. (See Northwest Product Stewardship Council under Clients or Projects for more information.)

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Local Hazardous Waste Management Program

The Local Hazardous Waste Management Program (LHWMP) has contracted directly with Full Circle for research, policy development, program design and implementation, and stakeholder engagement work on the Take Back Your Meds program and as part of the PH:ARM project (Pharmaceuticals from Households: A Return Mechanism).

In addition, LHWMP, as a steering committee member of the Northwest Product Stewardship Council, contractually supported Full Circle's David Stitzhal as coordinator of this regional council of governments. (See Northwest Product Stewardship Council under Clients or Projects for more information.)

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National Park Service

Full Circle, under Eun-Sook Goidel’s leadership, supports the National Park Service in a variety of green purchasing tasks to support NPS’ sustainability goals. Eun-Sook's contributions include: developing tools and resources, offering specialized webinar training sessions, disseminating promising and best practices, and facilitating collaboration among the parks, the regions and headquarters.  These tasks ensure agency-wide implementation of environmental purchasing in support of NPS’s sustainability efforts.

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Northwest Product Stewardship Council

The Northwest Product Stewardship Council is an affiliation of government agencies at the city, county and state level in Oregon and Washington. Established in 1998, its mission is to integrate the principles of product stewardship into the policy and economic structures of the Pacific Northwest.

David Stitzhal has served for over fifteen years as coordinator of the Northwest Product Stewardship Council. David sat on the founding steering committee and is credited with naming the council and crafting its original mission statement. (Numerous other product stewardship councils have since emerged across the United States.)

In his long-term role, Stitzhal provided design and facilitation of monthly steering committee meetings and was called upon to provide staffing, research and policy support for numerous subcommittees, including product-specific subcommittees on batteries, mercury, paint, electronics, and pharmaceuticals.

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Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Oregon's Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) undertook a multi-party stakeholder process to develop recommendations to the state for implementing product stewardship polices. Full Circle's David Stitzhal served on the stakeholder group representing the Northwest Product Stewardship Council.

In concert with this role, Stitzhal was retained—with funding from Portland Metro—to research and develop a briefing paper exploring product stewardship; it focused on using product stewardship as an environmental management strategy for "greening" product design and production. This effort resulted in the working paper, "Swimming Upstream: Product Stewardship and the Promise of Green Design," and was included in the stakeholder group's final recommendations. Stitzhal later revised the document for publication in Environmental Quality Management as, "Product Stewardship: Can it Drive Green Design?"  Said one local government official of Stitzhal's paper, "I personally thought your “Swimming Upstream” background paper provided one of the most informative presentations of that whole DEQ process."

Stitzhal has also worked with DEQ staff for many years in their roles on the steering committee of the Northwest Product Stewardship Council.  See Clients or Project for more information on the Council.)

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Product Care and Product Stewardship Institute

Product Care Association (PCA) is a federally incorporated, not-for-profit, product stewardship company. PCA is funded by its membership, a group of more than 500 producers of products that are regulated under the EPR model. PaintCare is required to conduct public education and outreach to promote the legislated paint stewardship programs they manage.

The Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) is a national, membership-based nonprofit committed to reducing the health, safety, and environmental impacts of consumer products across their lifecycle with a strong focus on sustainable end-of-life management. PSI leverages a product stewardship approach to solving waste management problems by encouraging product design changes and mediating multi-stakeholder dialogues.

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Puget Sound Energy

Washington State’s oldest local energy company, Puget Sound Energy serves approximately 1.1 million electric customers and more than 760,000 natural gas customers in 10 counties. Puget Sound Energy and the City of Bellevue have agreed to proceed jointly with Urban Smart - Bellevue, a unique two-year community based pilot program focused on energy efficiency savings in businesses in the downtown city core.

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Region 9 Environmental Protection Agency (West Coast Climate & Materials Management Forum) (Prime Contractor Toeroek)

EPA Region 9’s Pollution Prevention Program prioritized advancing Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) as a method for reducing the threat of climate change. As part of this work, in 2009 they helped launch the West Coast Climate and Materials Management Forum, a partnership of western cities and states that are developing and sharing ways to integrate lifecycle materials management policies and practices into climate actions.

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Snohomish County

Full Circle has worked with Snohomish County Solid Waste Division staff for many years. In the early 1990's we supported the design and implementation of a groundbreaking outreach program to assist businesses in minimizing and preventing packaging waste.

Snohomish County, as a steering committee member of the Northwest Product Stewardship Council, contractually supported Full Circle's David Stitzhal as coordinator of this regional council of governments. (See Northwest Product Stewardship Council under Clients or Projects for more information.)

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Thurston County

Thurston County, as a steering committee member of the Northwest Product Stewardship Council, contractually supported Full Circle's David Stitzhal as coordinator of this regional council of governments. (See Northwest Product Stewardship Council under Clients or Projects for more information.)

In particular Thurston County supported Full Circle’s work on legislative outreach regarding batteries, paint and pharmaceuticals.

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Washington Department of Ecology

From mercury to motor vehicles, Full Circle is proud to support our home state's leading environmental agency. Of particular note is our work with the Department of Ecology, in partnership with EPA Region 10, to undertake research, stakeholder engagement, and policy development regarding auto-shred residue.

Full Circle staff also works in partnership with prime contractor EcoLights Northwest to serve (under contract to the Department of Ecology) as the state’s Mercury-Containing Lights Plan Implementation team.

In David Stitzhal's long-term role as coordinator of the Northwest Product Stewardship Council, he has worked regularly with Ecology staff who serve on the council steering committee and product-specific subcommittees.

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Yakima County

Yakima County, as a steering committee member of the Northwest Product Stewardship Council, contractually supported Full Circle's David Stitzhal as coordinator of this regional council of governments. (See Northwest Product Stewardship Council under Clients or Projects for more information.)

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