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Population Centers: Tri-Cities (Richland, Kennewick, Pasco) Washington

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These three cities meet in South East Washington state where 3 rivers (Columbia, Yakima and the Snake) meet. The Tri-cities is not only the location of Greencompletely.com but they have a great environmental awareness. Click on the areas of interest below.

 

Residential Commercial Multi-Family Ind./Const. Agricultural Gov./N.-P.

Residential:

Homes, mobile homes, and so on.

Utility Conservation And Rebate Programs:

Benton County:
Benton PUD: Benton PUD has quite a conservation program. They have a fair amount of money for rebates and refrigerator recycling. Appliance, HVAC, and ENERGYSTAR homes and manufactured homes are the main focus for the residential program. If you are having something installed, you may need to use one of their approved contractors. Discounts for low income seniors.
Kennewick Business Office
P.O. Box 6270
2721 W. 10th Avenue
Kennewick, WA 99336 map
509-582-1234
Customer Service and Fee schedule.

Richland Energy Services: Richland Energy Services is a department of the city of Richland. They have all kinds of rebates and loan programs for appliances, heating and cooling, lighting and much more. They also offer an energy audit service at fair rates. This is definitely worth a look if you live in Richland. Discounts for low income seniors.
City of Richland
Energy Services Department
840 Northgate Drive
Richland, WA 99352
(509) 942-7436 - Residential Energy Efficiency Programs
Franklin County:
Franklin PUD: Follow this link to the Franklin County rebate program. They have programs for insulation, window replacement, ENERGYSTAR appliances. Senior discount program. This is all worth  a look.
Mail:
Franklin PUD
PO Box 2407
Pasco, WA 99302-2407
Conservation Tech:(509) 546-5967

State Incentives:

Sales Tax Incentive: This is the tax incentive that makes equipment bought to generate electricity exempt from sales tax. This could be photovoltaic cells, wind, landfill gas, tidal energy and so on.

Washington Renewable Energy Production Incentives: This program pays you to generate power. This includes photovoltaic, wind, Solar thermal and so on. This can pay over the course of several years.
The state programs offered from the DOE:
For Kennewick, Pasco and Richland. This is the weatherization program available to senior citizens, low income and disabled. You can even be a renter to take advantage of this program.

Water Quality grants & loans:

Grant Assistance:

You may also go to our Tax Breaks and Rebates section and select "State" on the bottom of the page.

Recycling Facilities:
County Incentives:

Benton County:
At this time we do not see any green programs for Benton county at the county level. We will continue to investigate.

Here is a link to the Solid Waste department of Benton county.
Franklin County:
At this time we do not see any green programs offered from Franklin county. We will continue to investigate.

Here is a link to the Solid Waste department of Franklin county.

Waste Facilities:

Benton County:
Kennewick:
Waste Management is the most used disposal company. They have curb side waste pick up and also curb side recycling pick up. Curb side recycle pick up is free, you just need to contact them to get the bins. They do not appear to have curbside pick up of yard waste. Here are the garbage rates for Kennewick.
Customer Service:
1611 S. Washington
Kennewick, WA 99337
phone: (509) 582-5121

Richland:
Richland is interesting in that their disposal is run through their city Public Works department. They can do residential curb side waste, recycling and yard waste. There are also drop boxes throughout Richland and a sanitary land fill out at Horn Rapids. They charge fees for the curb side pickups but they are mostly reasonable. For more details go here or for fees go here.
3102 Twin Bridges Rd
P.O. Box 190 MS-28
Richland, WA 99354
(509) 942-7700
Franklin County:
Pasco:
Basin Disposal, Inc. is the main disposal company in Pasco. They have curbside waste pick up but do not appear to have curb side recycling. However, they have a bunch of Drop Box Recycling Centers located throughout Pasco. They also have other ways to recycle. They do not appear to take yard waste. We found other references that said there may be a discount to low income seniors.
2021 Commercial Ave.
Pasco, WA 99301
(509) 547-2476

Natural Gas/ Propane:

Many homes in the tri-cities use natural gas to heat their water, operate ovens, heating , and so on. The main distributer of gas is Cascade Natural Gas. They have residential conservation programs for heaters, insulation, water heater and a bunch of other things. If you have gas in your home this is worth a look.
200 North Union Street
Kennewick, WA 99336-2212
(888) 522-1130
Amerigas is another provider but we did not find any rebate or any other incentive programs.

Ferrellgas Gas is a supplier of Propane. Did not see any rebate programs there.  Located at:
306 N. Fruitland
Kennewick, WA
(509) 586-0959

Permitting and Regulations:

Benton County:
Kennewick:
If you are looking to permit an addition, swimming pool and any other projects you are encouraged to call or come down to city hall.
Building and Development Services
City Hall
210 W. 6th Ave.
Kennewick, WA 99336
(509) 585-4280
Go here to see if you need a permit.
Go here to see permitting documents. (this is a .pdf file viewer, Permits_Licences directory contains the documents)

Richland:
The city of Richland web site has a pretty detailed page that will get you started on your way to getting a permit for your green projects. You are encouraged to call to help figure out how to submit your permit.
840 Northgate Dr.
Richland, WA 99352
(509) 942-7794
Franklin County:
Pasco:
Information about building permitting for home improvements and new homes can be found at the City of Pasco's web site. If that link does not help we recommend you call:
Building Permits & Inspection Services
Second Floor
525 N. Third Ave.
Pasco, WA 99301
Ph: (509) 543-5726



You may also want to contact the Tri-cities Home Builders Association.

Water:

Benton County:
Kennewick:
It appears that there is no water conservation incentives  through the Utility Services department of the city of Kennewick. You can look at their water estimates and conservation at the following document viewer (in the Public_Works directory).

Richland:
It appears that there is no water conservation incentives though the Public Works department.
2700 Duportail St.
P.O. Box 190 MS-15
Richland, WA 99352
(509) 942-7670 - Water Maintenance
(509) 942-7474 - Water Quality
(509) 942-7500 - Water Conservation
Franklin County:
Pasco:
The city of Pasco, under their Public Works department administers the water and waste water for the city.  There does not appear to be any water conservation incentives through this department. However, they appear to have discounts for low income seniors.
Second Floor
525 N. Third Ave.
Pasco, WA 99301
Ph: (509) 543-5738

Irrigation: Even though you may be charged the same amount no mater how much you use, it still may be wise to conserve. Follow the below links to find their suggestions.  Other districts do not appear to have a web site.

City Incentives and Activities:

Benton County:
Kennewick:
There do not appear to be many incentives given by the city to go green. However, here is the City of Kennewick website for you to take a look around.

Richland:
Follow "Go Green Richland" Blog. You can also sign up for their "Green Living Newsletter".

Franklin County:
Pasco:
There do not appear to be many incentive given by the city to go green. However, here is the City of Pasco website for you to take a look around.



Also, as we find events in the Tri-Cities we put them on our events calendar.

Federal Incentives:

There are tax credit programs for different types of heating systems and power generation system. Check out the tax breaks here. Also, feel free to check out our section of federal Tax Breaks and Rebates. Just select "Federal" at the bottom of the page.

Commercial:

Businesses such as restaurants, office buildings, and so on.

Utility Conservation And Rebate Programs:

Benton County:
Benton PUD: Benton PUD has quite a conservation program. This includes a commercial program. They focus mostly on commercial lighting but have other programs to help you conserve. Businesses can use one of Benton PUD's approved contractors or may be able to do the job themselves. Please, check with them before doing a project, they might save you some green when going green.
Kennewick Business Office
P.O. Box 6270
2721 W. 10th Avenue
Kennewick, WA 99336 map
509-582-1234
Customer Service and Fee schedule.

Richland Energy Services: Richland Energy Services is a department of the city of Richland. They have all kinds of rebates and loan programs for appliances, heating and cooling, lighting and much more. They also offer an energy audit service at fair rates. This is definitely worth a look if you live in Richland.
City of Richland
Energy Services Department
840 Northgate Drive
Richland, WA 99352
(509) 942-7432 - Commercial Energy Efficiency Programs
Franklin County:
Franklin PUD: Follow this link to the Franklin County rebate program. They have programs for insulation, window replacement, ENERGYSTAR appliances. This is all worth a look.
Mail:
Franklin PUD
PO Box 2407
Pasco, WA 99302-2407
Conservation Tech:(509) 546-5967

State Incentives:

Sales Tax Incentive: This is the tax incentive that makes equipment bought to generate electricity exempt from sales tax. This could be photovoltaic cells, wind, landfill gas, tidal energy and so on.

Washington Renewable Energy Production Incentives: This program pays you to generate power. This includes photovoltaic, wind, Solar thermal and so on. This can pay over the course of several years.
The state programs offered from the DOE:
For Kennewick, Pasco and Richland. This is the weatherization program available to senior citizens, low income and disabled. You can even be a renter to take advantage of this program.

Water Quality grants & loans:

Grant Assistance:

You may also go to our Tax Breaks and Rebates section and select "State" on the bottom of the page.

Recycling Facilities:
County Incentives:

Benton County:
At this time we do not see any green programs for Benton county at the county level. We will continue to investigate.

Here is a link to the Solid Waste department of Benton county.

Franklin County:
At this time we do not see any green programs offered from Franklin county. We will continue to investigate.

Here is a link to the Solid Waste department of Franklin county.

Waste Facilities:

Benton County:
Kennewick:
Waste Management is the most used disposal company. They have 1-8 cubic yard dumpsters They can also help you set up a recycling program at your business. With that they may be able to set your business up on a route that picks up your recyclables. The recyclables could include cardboard, paper, plastic, food scraps, landscaping debris, and much more. It is certainly worth a look.
Customer Service:
1611 S. Washington
Kennewick, WA 99337
phone: (509) 582-5121

Richland:
Richland is interesting in that their disposal is run through their city Public Works department. They have garbage collection as little as 100 gallons to 8 cubic yard dumpsters and can pick 1 to 5 times a week. They also have recycling routes for cardboard and other materials. Even though they charge for some of the recycling routes your business may still be able to save money. There are also drop boxes throughout Richland and a sanitary land fill out at Horn Rapids. For more details go here or for fees go here.
3102 Twin Bridges Rd
P.O. Box 190 MS-28
Richland, WA 99354
(509) 942-7700
Franklin County:
Pasco:
Basin Disposal, Inc. is the main disposal company in Pasco. They have dumpsters up to 8 cubic yards. The pickups can be once a week or multiple times a week. They do not appear to have recycling routes but encourage businesses to drop off their recyclables at the many drop boxes throughout town or to the location at 1721 Dietrich Rd (509) 545-8555.

2021 Commercial Ave.
Pasco, WA 99301
(509) 547-2476

Natural Gas/ Propane:

Many businesses in the tri-cities use natural gas to heat their water, operate ovens, heating , and so on. The main distributer of gas is Cascade Natural Gas. They have residential and commercial conservation programs for heaters, insulation, water heater and a bunch of other things. If you have gas in you building this is worth a look.
200 North Union Street
Kennewick, WA 99336-2212
(888) 522-1130
Amerigas is another provider but we did not find any rebate or any other incentive programs.

Ferrellgas Gas is a supplier of Propane. Did not see any rebate programs there.  Located at:
306 N. Fruitland
Kennewick, WA
(509) 586-0959

Permitting and Regulations:

Benton County:
Kennewick:
If you are looking to permit an addition, swimming pool and any other projects you are encouraged to call or come down to city hall.
Building and Development Services
City Hall
210 W. 6th Ave.
Kennewick, WA 99336
(509) 585-4280
Go here to see if you need a permit.
Go here to see permitting documents. (this is a .pdf file viewer, Permits_Licences directory contains the documents)


Richland:
The city of Richland web site has a pretty detailed page that will get you started on your way to getting a permit for your green projects. You are encouraged to call to help figure out how to submit your permit.
840 Northgate Dr.
Richland, WA 99352
(509) 942-7794
Franklin County:
Pasco:
Information about building permitting for home improvements and new homes can be found at the City of Pasco's web site. If that link does not help we recommend you call:
Building Permits & Inspection Services
Second Floor
525 N. Third Ave.
Pasco, WA 99301
Ph: (509) 543-5726



You may also wish to contact the Tri-cities Home Builders Association.

Water:

Benton County:
Kennewick:
It appears that there is no water conservation incentives  through the Utility Services department of the city of Kennewick.  You can look at their water estimates and conservation at the following document viewer (in the Public_Works directory).

Richland:
It appears that there is no water conservation incentives though the Public Works department.
2700 Duportail St.
P.O. Box 190 MS-15
Richland, WA 99352
(509) 942-7670 - Water Maintenance
(509) 942-7474 - Water Quality
(509) 942-7500 - Water Conservation
Franklin County:
Pasco:
The city of Pasco, under their Public Works department administers the water and waste water for the city. For the billing rates.
Second Floor
525 N. Third Ave.
Pasco, WA 99301
Ph: (509) 543-5738

Irrigation: Even though you may be charged the same amount no mater how much you use, it still may be wise to conserve. Follow the below links to find their suggestions.  Other districts do not appear to have a web site.

City Incentives and Activities:

Benton County:
Kennewick:
There do not appear to be many incentives given by the city to go green. However, here is the City of Kennewick website for you to take a look around.

Richland:
Follow "Go Green Richland" Blog. You can also sign up for their "Green Living Newsletter".
Franklin County:
Pasco:
There do not appear to be many incentive given by the city to go green. However, here is the City of Pasco website for you to take a look around.


Also, as we find events in the Tri-Cities we put them on our events calendar.

Federal Incentives:

There are tax credit programs for different types of heating systems and power generation system. Check out the tax breaks here. There are also breaks and incentives for Commercial buildings at the federal level. Also, feel free to check out our section of federal Tax Breaks and Rebates. Just select "Federal" at the bottom of the page.

Multi-Family:

Apartments, Condominiums, duplexes and so on.

Utility Conservation And Rebate Programs:

Benton County:
Benton PUD: Benton PUD has quite a conservation program. This includes a commercial program and a residential program. Benton PUD treats the common areas of a complex as commercial and entitled to the commercial rebates (mostly lighting). Your apartment would be considered for the residential rebate programs (appliances, windows, HVAC, insulation and so on). The landlord would need to apply for these programs, but it is a fairly easy process. Businesses can use one of their approved contractors or may be able to do the job themselves. Please, check with Benton PUD before doing a project, they might save you some green when going green.
Kennewick Business Office
P.O. Box 6270
2721 W. 10th Avenue
Kennewick, WA 99336 map
509-582-1234
Customer Service and Fee schedule.

Richland Energy Services: Richland Energy Services is a department of the city of Richland. They have all kinds of rebates and loan programs for appliances, heating and cooling, lighting and much more. They also offer an energy audit service at fair rates. This is definitely worth a look if you live in Richland.
City of Richland
Energy Services Department
840 Northgate Drive
Richland, WA 99352
(509) 942-7432 - Commercial Energy Efficiency Programs
Franklin County:
Franklin PUD: Follow this link to the Franklin County rebate program. They have programs for insulation, window replacement, ENERGYSTAR appliances. The landlord would have to apply for the program. This is all worth a look.
Mail:
Franklin PUD
PO Box 2407
Pasco, WA 99302-2407
Conservation Tech:(509) 546-5967

State Incentives:

Sales Tax Incentive: This is the tax incentive that makes equipment bought to generate electricity exempt from sales tax. This could be photovoltaic cells, wind, landfill gas, tidal energy and so on. Apartment complexes have a lot of roof space.

Washington Renewable Energy Production Incentives: This program pays you to generate power. This includes photovoltaic, wind, Solar thermal and so on. This can pay over the course of several years.
The state programs offered from the DOE:
For Kennewick, Pasco and Richland. This is the weatherization program available to senior citizens, low income and disabled. You can even be a renter to take advantage of this program.

Water Quality grants & loans:

Grant Assistance:

You may also go to our Tax Breaks and Rebates section and select "State" on the bottom of the page.

Recycling Facilities:

Benton County:
For commercial: For Residential:
Franklin County:
For commercial: For Residential:
Scrap Metal

Organic Recycling

County Incentives:

Benton County:
At this time we do not see any green programs for Benton county at the county level. We will continue to investigate.

Here is a link to the Solid Waste department of Benton county.

Franklin County:
At this time we do not see any green programs offered from Franklin county. We will continue to investigate.

Here is a link to the Solid Waste department of Franklin county.

Waste Facilities:

Benton County:
Kennewick:
Waste Management is the most used disposal company. They have 1-8 cubic yard dumpsters They can also help you set up a recycling program at your complex. With that they may be able to set your complex up on a route that picks up your recyclables. The recyclables could include cardboard, paper, plastic, food scraps, landscaping debris, and much more. It is certainly worth a look.
Customer Service:
1611 S. Washington
Kennewick, WA 99337
phone: (509) 582-5121

Richland:
Richland is interesting in that their disposal is run through their city Public Works department. They have garbage collection as little as 100 gallons to 8 cubic yard dumpsters and can pick 1 to 5 times a week. They also have recycling routes for cardboard and other materials. Even though they charge for some of the recycling routes your complex may still be able to save money. There are also drop boxes throughout Richland and a sanitary land fill out at Horn Rapids. For more details go here or for fees go here.
3102 Twin Bridges Rd
P.O. Box 190 MS-28
Richland, WA 99354
(509) 942-7700
Franklin County:
Pasco:
Basin Disposal, Inc. is the main disposal company in Pasco. They have dumpsters up to 8 cubic yards. The pickups can be once a week or multiple times a week. They do not appear to have recycling routes but encourage businesses to drop off their recyclables at the many drop boxes throughout town or to the location at 1721 Dietrich Rd (509) 545-8555.

2021 Commercial Ave.
Pasco, WA 99301
(509) 547-2476

Natural Gas/ Propane:

Many homes in the tri-cities use natural gas to heat their water, operate ovens, heating , and so on. The main distributer of gas is Cascade Natural Gas. They have residential and commercial conservation programs for heaters, insulation, water heater and a bunch of other things. If you have gas in your complex this is worth a look.
200 North Union Street
Kennewick, WA 99336-2212
(888) 522-1130
Amerigas is another provider but we did not find any rebate or any other incentive programs.

Ferrellgas Gas is a supplier of Propane. Did not see any rebate programs there.  Located at:
306 N. Fruitland
Kennewick, WA
(509) 586-0959

Permitting and Regulations:

Benton County:
Kennewick:
If you are looking to permit an addition, swimming pool and any other green project you are encouraged to call or come down to city hall.
Building and Development Services
City Hall
210 W. 6th Ave.
Kennewick, WA 99336
(509) 585-4280
Go here to see if you need a permit.
Go here to see permitting documents. (this is a .pdf file viewer, Permits_Licences directory contains the documents)


Richland:
The city of Richland web site has a pretty detailed page that will get you started on your way to getting a permit for your green projects. You are encouraged to call to help figure out how to submit your permit.
840 Northgate Dr.
Richland, WA 99352
(509) 942-7794
Franklin County:
Pasco:
Information about building permitting for home improvements and new homes can be found at the City of Pasco's web site. If that link does not help we recommend you call:
Building Permits & Inspection Services
Second Floor
525 N. Third Ave.
Pasco, WA 99301
Ph: (509) 543-5726



You may also wish to contact the Tri-cities Home Builders Association.

Water:

Benton County:
Kennewick:
It appears that there is no water conservation incentives  through the Utility Services department of the city of Kennewick. You can look at their water estimates and conservation at the following document viewer (in the Public_Works directory).

Richland:
It appears that there is no water conservation incentives though the Public Works department.
2700 Duportail St.
P.O. Box 190 MS-15
Richland, WA 99352
(509) 942-7670 - Water Maintenance
(509) 942-7474 - Water Quality
(509) 942-7500 - Water Conservation
Franklin County:
Pasco:
The city of Pasco, under their Public Works department administers the water and waste water for the city. For the billing rates.
Second Floor
525 N. Third Ave.
Pasco, WA 99301
Ph: (509) 543-5738


Irrigation: Even though you may be charged the same amount no mater how much you use, it still may be wise to conserve. Follow the below links to find their suggestions.  Other districts do not appear to have a web site.

City Incentives and Activities:

Benton County:
Kennewick:
There do not appear to be many incentives given by the city to go green. However, here is the City of Kennewick website for you to take a look around.

Richland:
Follow "Go Green Richland" Blog. You can also sign up for their "Green Living Newsletter".
Franklin County:
Pasco:
There do not appear to be many incentive given by the city to go green. However, here is the City of Pasco website for you to take a look around.



Also, as we find events in the Tri-Cities we put them on our events calendar.

Federal Incentives:

There are tax credit programs for different types of heating systems and power generation system. Check out the tax breaks here. There are also breaks and incentives for Commercial buildings at the federal level. Also, feel free to check out our section of federal Tax Breaks and Rebates. Just select "Federal" at the bottom of the page.

Industrial and Construction:

Manufacturing, Home builders, Remodelers, Roofers.

Utility Conservation And Rebate Programs:

Benton County:
Benton PUD: Benton PUD has quite a conservation program. This includes a commercial program. Most of the rebates are for lighting of commercial building, however, they seem to be open to custom projects. Businesses can use one of their approved contractors or may be able to do the job themselves. Please, check with Benton PUD before doing a project, they might save you some green when going green.
Kennewick Business Office
P.O. Box 6270
2721 W. 10th Avenue
Kennewick, WA 99336 map
509-582-1234
Customer Service and Fee schedule.

Richland Energy Services: Richland Energy Services is a department of the city of Richland. They have all kinds of rebates and loan programs for appliances, heating and cooling, lighting and much more. They also offer an energy audit service at fair rates. This is definitely worth a look if you live in Richland.
City of Richland
Energy Services Department
840 Northgate Drive
Richland, WA 99352
(509) 942-7432 - Commercial Energy Efficiency Programs
Franklin County:
Franklin PUD: Follow this link to the Franklin County rebate program. They have programs for insulation, window replacement, ENERGYSTAR appliances. This is all worth a look.
Mail:
Franklin PUD
PO Box 2407
Pasco, WA 99302-2407
Conservation Tech:(509) 546-5967

State Incentives:

Sales Tax Incentive: This is the tax incentive that makes equipment bought to generate electricity exempt from sales tax. This could be photovoltaic cells, wind, landfill gas, tidal energy and so on. Apartment complexes have a lot of roof space.

Washington Renewable Energy Production Incentives: This program pays you to generate power. This includes photovoltaic, wind, Solar thermal and so on. This can pay over the course of several years.
The state programs offered from the DOE:
For Kennewick, Pasco and Richland. This is the weatherization program available to senior citizens, low income and disabled. You can even be a renter to take advantage of this program.

Water Quality grants & loans:

Grant Assistance:

You may also go to our Tax Breaks and Rebates section and select "State" on the bottom of the page.

Recycling Facilities:

Benton County:
For commercial:
Franklin County:
For commercial:
Scrap Metal

Organic Recycling

County Incentives:

Benton County:
At this time we do not see any green programs for Benton county at the county level. We will continue to investigate.

Here is a link to the Solid Waste department of Benton county.

Franklin County:
At this time we do not see any green programs offered from Franklin county. We will continue to investigate.

Here is a link to the Solid Waste department of Franklin county.

Waste Facilities:

Benton County:
Kennewick:
Waste Management is the most used disposal company. They have 1-8 cubic yard dumpsters They can also help you set up a recycling program at your facility. With that, they may be able to set your facility up on a route that picks up your recyclables. The recyclables could include cardboard, paper, plastic, food scraps, landscaping debris, and much more. It is certainly worth a look.
Customer Service:
1611 S. Washington
Kennewick, WA 99337
phone: (509) 582-5121

Richland:
Richland is interesting in that their disposal is run through their city Public Works department. They have garbage collection as little as 100 gallons to 8 cubic yard dumpsters and can pick 1 to 5 times a week. They also have recycling routes for cardboard and other materials. Even though they charge for some of the recycling routes your facility may still be able to save money. There are also drop boxes throughout Richland and a sanitary land fill out at Horn Rapids. For more details go here or for fees go here.
3102 Twin Bridges Rd
P.O. Box 190 MS-28
Richland, WA 99354
(509) 942-7700
Franklin County:
Pasco:
Basin Disposal, Inc. is the main disposal company in Pasco. They have dumpsters up to 8 cubic yards. The pickups can be once a week or multiple times a week. They do not appear to have recycling routes but encourage businesses to drop off their recyclables at the many drop boxes throughout town or to the location at 1721 Dietrich Rd (509) 545-8555.

2021 Commercial Ave.
Pasco, WA 99301
(509) 547-2476

Natural Gas/ Propane:

Many businesses in the tri-cities use natural gas to heat their water, operate ovens, heating , and so on. The main distributer of gas is Cascade Natural Gas. They have residential  and commercial conservation programs for heaters, insulation, water heater and a bunch of other things. If you have gas in your home this is worth a look.
200 North Union Street
Kennewick, WA 99336-2212
(888) 522-1130
Amerigas is another provider but we did not find any rebate or any other incentive programs.

Ferrellgas Gas is a supplier of Propane. Did not see any rebate programs there.  Located at:
306 N. Fruitland
Kennewick, WA
(509) 586-0959

Permitting and Regulations:

Benton County:
Kennewick:
If you are looking to permit an addition, swimming pool and any other projects you are encouraged to call or come down to city hall.
Building and Development Services
City Hall
210 W. 6th Ave.
Kennewick, WA 99336
(509) 585-4280
Go here to see if you need a permit.
Go here to see permitting documents. (this is a .pdf file viewer, Permits_Licences directory contains the documents)


Richland:
The city of Richland web site has a pretty detailed page that will get you started on your way to getting a permit for your green projects. You are encouraged to call to help figure out how to submit your permit.
840 Northgate Dr.
Richland, WA 99352
(509) 942-7794
Franklin County:
Pasco:
Information about building permitting for home improvements and new homes can be found at the City of Pasco's web site. If that link does not help we recommend you call:
Building Permits & Inspection Services
Second Floor
525 N. Third Ave.
Pasco, WA 99301
Ph: (509) 543-5726



You may also wish to contact the Tri-cities Home Builders Association.

Water:

Benton County:
Kennewick:
It appears that there is no water conservation incentives  through the Utility Services department of the city of Kennewick. You can look at their water estimates and conservation at the following document viewer (in the Public_Works directory).

Richland:
It appears that there is no water conservation incentives though the Public Works department.
2700 Duportail St.
P.O. Box 190 MS-15
Richland, WA 99352
(509) 942-7670 - Water Maintenance
(509) 942-7474 - Water Quality
(509) 942-7500 - Water Conservation
Franklin County:
Pasco:
The city of Pasco, under their Public Works department administers the water and waste water for the city. For the billing rates.
Second Floor
525 N. Third Ave.
Pasco, WA 99301
Ph: (509) 543-5738


Irrigation: Even though you may be charged the same amount no mater how much you use, it still may be wise to conserve. Follow the below links to find their suggestions.  Other districts do not appear to have a web site.

City Incentives and Activities:

Benton County:
Kennewick:
There do not appear to be many incentives given by the city to go green. However, here is the City of Kennewick website for you to take a look around.

Richland:
Follow "Go Green Richland" Blog. You can also sign up for their "Green Living Newsletter".
Franklin County:
Pasco:
There do not appear to be many incentive given by the city to go green. However, here is the City of Pasco website for you to take a look around.



Also, as we find events in the Tri-Cities we put them on our events calendar.

Federal Incentives:

There are tax credit programs for different types of heating systems and power generation system. Check out the tax breaks here. There are also breaks and incentives for Commercial buildings at the federal level. Also, feel free to check out our section of federal Tax Breaks and Rebates. Just select "Federal" at the bottom of the page.

Agricultural:

Farmers, Ranchers and so on.

Utility Conservation And Rebate Programs:

Benton County:
Benton PUD: Benton PUD has quite a conservation program. This includes a commercial program and a residential program. They also have a special program for agriculture. Agriculture is a little different because the farm can have commercial buildings and residential buildings. Therefore, a farm or ranch may be able to qualify for three different programs. The agriculture program is mainly rebates on pumps, sprinklers and other things. You can use one of their approved contractors or may be able to do the job yourself. Please, check with Benton PUD before doing a project, they might save you some green when going green.
Kennewick Business Office
P.O. Box 6270
2721 W. 10th Avenue
Kennewick, WA 99336 map
509-582-1234
Customer Service and Fee schedule.

Richland Energy Services: Richland Energy Services is a department of the city of Richland. They have all kinds of rebates and loan programs for appliances, heating and cooling, lighting and much more. They also offer an energy audit service at fair rates. This is definitely worth a look if you live in Richland.
City of Richland
Energy Services Department
840 Northgate Drive
Richland, WA 99352
(509) 942-7432 - Commercial Energy Efficiency Programs
Franklin County:
Franklin PUD: Follow this link to the Franklin County rebate program. They have residential and commercial programs. Agriculture is different because on one farm you may have commercial buildings and residential buildings and they would be treated differently. They have programs for insulation, window replacement, ENERGYSTAR appliances. Agriculture is special to most utilities so they may even have money for special green projects that they can help you with. It is probably a good idea to call. 
Mail:
Franklin PUD
PO Box 2407
Pasco, WA 99302-2407
Conservation Tech:(509) 546-5967

Sprinklers & Irrigation (.pdf)

State Incentives:

Sales Tax Incentive: This is the tax incentive that makes equipment bought to generate electricity exempt from sales tax. This could be photovoltaic cells, wind, landfill gas, tidal energy and so on. Farms have a lot of space. Maybe some of the unproductive areas could be used to create energy (Solar, Wind, Biomass).

Washington Renewable Energy Production Incentives: This program pays you to generate power. This includes photovoltaic, wind, Solar thermal and so on. This can pay over the course of several years.
The state programs offered from the DOE:
For Kennewick, Pasco and Richland. This is the weatherization program available to senior citizens, low income and disabled. You can even be a renter to take advantage of this program.

Water Quality grants & loans:

Grant Assistance:

You may also go to our Tax Breaks and Rebates section and select "State" on the bottom of the page.

Recycling Facilities:

Benton County:
For commercial: For Residential:
Franklin County:
For commercial: For Residential:
Scrap Metal

Organic Recycling

County Incentives:

Benton County:
At this time we do not see any green programs for Benton county at the county level. We will continue to investigate.

Here is a link to the Solid Waste department of Benton county.

Franklin County:
At this time we do not see any green programs offered from Franklin county. We will continue to investigate.

Here is a link to the Solid Waste department of Franklin county.

Waste Facilities:

Benton County:
Kennewick:
Waste Management is the most used disposal company. We realize that some farms will be in remote locations therefore garbage routes may not reach your farm. However, you may want to try to see if you can get bulk services for recycling or waste pick up. We are unsure what kind of solution you can work out with Waste Management.
Customer Service:
1611 S. Washington
Kennewick, WA 99337
phone: (509) 582-5121

Richland:
Richland is interesting in that their disposal is run through their city Public Works department. They have garbage collection as little as 100 gallons to 8 cubic yard dumpsters and can pick 1 to 5 times a week. They also have recycling routes for cardboard and other materials. Even though they charge for some of the recycling routes your farm may still be able to save money. There are also drop boxes throughout Richland and a sanitary land fill out at Horn Rapids. For more details go here or for fees go here.
3102 Twin Bridges Rd
P.O. Box 190 MS-28
Richland, WA 99354
(509) 942-7700
Franklin County:
Pasco:
Basin Disposal, Inc. is the main disposal company in Pasco. They have dumpsters up to 8 cubic yards. The pickups can be once a week or multiple times a week. They do not appear to have recycling routes but encourage businesses to drop off their recyclables at the many drop boxes throughout town or to the location at 1721 Dietrich Rd (509) 545-8555.

2021 Commercial Ave.
Pasco, WA 99301
(509) 547-2476

Natural Gas/ Propane:

Many homes and businesses in the tri-cities use natural gas to heat their water, operate ovens, heating , and so on. The main distributer of gas is Cascade Natural Gas. They have residential  and commercial conservation programs for heaters, insulation, water heater and a bunch of other things. If you have gas in your home this is worth a look.
200 North Union Street
Kennewick, WA 99336-2212
(888) 522-1130
Amerigas is another provider but we did not find any rebate or any other incentive programs.

Ferrellgas Gas is a supplier of Propane. Did not see any rebate programs there.  Located at:
306 N. Fruitland
Kennewick, WA
(509) 586-0959

Permitting and Regulations:

Benton County:
Kennewick:
If you are looking to permit an addition, swimming pool and any other projects you are encouraged to call or come down to city hall.
Building and Development Services
City Hall
210 W. 6th Ave.
Kennewick, WA 99336
(509) 585-4280
Go here to see if you need a permit.
Go here to see permitting documents. (this is a .pdf file viewer, Permits_Licences directory contains the documents)


Richland:
The city of Richland web site has a pretty detailed page that will get you started on your way to getting a permit for your green projects. You are encouraged to call to help figure out how to submit your permit.
840 Northgate Dr.
Richland, WA 99352
(509) 942-7794
Franklin County:
Pasco:
Information about building permitting for home improvements and new homes can be found at the City of Pasco's web site. If that link does not help we recommend you call:
Building Permits & Inspection Services
Second Floor
525 N. Third Ave.
Pasco, WA 99301
Ph: (509) 543-5726



Water:

Benton County:
Kennewick:
It appears that there is no water conservation incentives  through the Utility Services department of the city of Kennewick. You can look at their water estimates and conservation at the following document viewer (in the Public_Works directory).

Richland:
It appears that there is no water conservation incentives though the Public Works department.
2700 Duportail St.
P.O. Box 190 MS-15
Richland, WA 99352
(509) 942-7670 - Water Maintenance
(509) 942-7474 - Water Quality
(509) 942-7500 - Water Conservation
Franklin County:
Pasco:
The city of Pasco, under their Public Works department administers the water and waste water for the city. For the billing rates.
Second Floor
525 N. Third Ave.
Pasco, WA 99301
Ph: (509) 543-5738



We know that water is handled a little differently for farms and ranches. At this time we are not researching that part. 


City Incentives and Activities:

Benton County:
Kennewick:
There do not appear to be many incentives given by the city to go green. However, here is the City of Kennewick website for you to take a look around.

Richland:
Follow "Go Green Richland" Blog. You can also sign up for their "Green Living Newsletter".
Franklin County:
Pasco:
There do not appear to be many incentive given by the city to go green. However, here is the City of Pasco website for you to take a look around.


Also, as we find events in the Tri-Cities we put them on our events calendar.

Federal Incentives:

There are tax credit programs for different types of heating systems and power generation system. Check out the tax breaks here. Also, feel free to check out our section of federal Tax Breaks and Rebates. Just select "Federal" at the bottom of the page.

Government & Non-Profits:

Government Agencies, Schools, Churches, Charities and so on.

Utility Conservation And Rebate Programs:

Benton County:
Benton PUD: Benton PUD is itself a community owned non-profit organization. Therefore, there are some special features afforded to these types of buildings. For example, they may have conference rooms available for rent for government agencies, non-profits and so on. From what we can tell government agencies are already under some kind of conservation program or another but non-profits and churches are not obligated to conserve. We believe that the Benton PUD would be happy to help in any way they can. Please, check with Benton PUD before doing a project, they might save you some green when going green.
Kennewick Business Office
P.O. Box 6270
2721 W. 10th Avenue
Kennewick, WA 99336 map
509-582-1234
Customer Service and Fee schedule.


Richland Energy Services: Richland Energy Services is a department of the city of Richland so it is a government agency. They have all kinds of rebates and loan programs for appliances, heating and cooling, lighting and much more. They also offer an energy audit service at fair rates. This is definitely worth a look if you live in Richland.
City of Richland
Energy Services Department
840 Northgate Drive
Richland, WA 99352
(509) 942-7432 - Commercial Energy Efficiency Programs
Franklin County:
Franklin PUD: Follow this link to the Franklin County rebate program. They have programs for insulation, window replacement, ENERGYSTAR appliances. They may make these programs available to churches or non-profits. Call them to discuss the possibilities.  
Mail:
Franklin PUD
PO Box 2407
Pasco, WA 99302-2407
Conservation Tech:(509) 546-5967

State Incentives:

Sales Tax Incentive: This is the tax incentive that makes equipment bought to generate electricity exempt from sales tax. This could be photovoltaic cells, wind, landfill gas, tidal energy and so on. If you are an organization that pays taxes for purchases you may want to look at this.

Washington Renewable Energy Production Incentives: This program pays you to generate power. This includes photovoltaic, wind, Solar thermal and so on. This can pay over the course of several years.

Solar 4R Schools: We think this is a very neat program. This program helps schools place solar panels at their schools. The great thing about this is it becomes an educational "project" for some of the students as well as a conservation program. It also looks like they dabble in wind energy.
The state programs offered from the DOE:
For Kennewick, Pasco and Richland. This is the weatherization program available to senior citizens, low income and disabled. You can even be a renter to take advantage of this program.

Water Quality grants & loans:

Grant Assistance:

You may also go to our Tax Breaks and Rebates section and select "State" on the bottom of the page.

Recycling Facilities:

Benton County:
For commercial: For Residential:
Franklin County:
For commercial: For Residential:
Scrap Metal

Organic Recycling

County Incentives:

Benton County:
At this time we do not see any green programs for Benton county at the county level. We will continue to investigate.

Here is a link to the Solid Waste department of Benton county.

Franklin County:
At this time we do not see any green programs offered from Franklin county. We will continue to investigate.

Here is a link to the Solid Waste department of Franklin county.

Waste Facilities:

Benton County:
Kennewick:
Waste Management is the most used disposal company. They have 1-8 cubic yard dumpsters They can also help you set up a recycling program at your facility. With that they may be able to set your facility up on a route that picks up your recyclables. The recyclables could include cardboard, paper, plastic, food scraps, landscaping debris, and much more. It is certainly worth a look.
Customer Service:
1611 S. Washington
Kennewick, WA 99337
phone: (509) 582-5121

Richland:
Richland is interesting in that their disposal is run through their city Public Works department. They have garbage collection as little as 100 gallons to 8 cubic yard dumpsters and can pick 1 to 5 times a week. They also have recycling routes for cardboard and other materials. Even though they charge for some of the recycling routes your complex may still be able to save money. There are also drop boxes throughout Richland and a sanitary land fill out at Horn Rapids. For more details go here or for fees go here.
3102 Twin Bridges Rd
P.O. Box 190 MS-28
Richland, WA 99354
(509) 942-7700
Franklin County:
Pasco:
Basin Disposal, Inc. is the main disposal company in Pasco. They have dumpsters up to 8 cubic yards. The pickups can be once a week or multiple times a week. They do not appear to have recycling routes but encourage businesses to drop off their recyclables at the many drop boxes throughout town or to the location at 1721 Dietrich Rd (509) 545-8555.

2021 Commercial Ave.
Pasco, WA 99301
(509) 547-2476

Natural Gas/ Propane:

Many homes in the tri-cities use natural gas to heat their water, operate ovens, heating , and so on. The main distributer of gas is Cascade Natural Gas. They have residential  and commercial conservation programs for heaters, insulation, water heater and a bunch of other things. If you have gas at your facility this may be worth a look.
200 North Union Street
Kennewick, WA 99336-2212
(888) 522-1130
Amerigas is another provider but we did not find any rebate or any other incentive programs.

Ferrellgas Gas is a supplier of Propane. Did not see any rebate programs there.  Located at:
306 N. Fruitland
Kennewick, WA
(509) 586-0959

Permitting and Regulations:

Benton County:
Kennewick:
If you are looking to permit an addition, swimming pool and any other projects you are encouraged to call or come down to city hall.
Building and Development Services
City Hall
210 W. 6th Ave.
Kennewick, WA 99336
(509) 585-4280
Go here to see if you need a permit.
Go here to see permitting documents. (this is a .pdf file viewer, Permits_Licences directory contains the documents)


Richland:
The city of Richland web site has a pretty detailed page that will get you started on your way to getting a permit for your green projects. You are encouraged to call to help figure out how to submit your permit.
840 Northgate Dr.
Richland, WA 99352
(509) 942-7794
Franklin County:
Pasco:
Information about building permitting for home improvements and new homes can be found at the City of Pasco's web site. If that link does not help we recommend you call:
Building Permits & Inspection Services
Second Floor
525 N. Third Ave.
Pasco, WA 99301
Ph: (509) 543-5726

Water:

Benton County:
Kennewick:
It appears that there is no water conservation incentives  through the Utility Services department of the city of Kennewick. You can look at their water estimates and conservation at the following document viewer (in the Public_Works directory).

Richland:
It appears that there is no water conservation incentives though the Public Works department.
2700 Duportail St.
P.O. Box 190 MS-15
Richland, WA 99352
(509) 942-7670 - Water Maintenance
(509) 942-7474 - Water Quality
(509) 942-7500 - Water Conservation
Franklin County:
Pasco:
The city of Pasco, under their Public Works department administers the water and waste water for the city. For the billing rates.
Second Floor
525 N. Third Ave.
Pasco, WA 99301
Ph: (509) 543-5738


Irrigation: Even though you may be charged the same amount no mater how much you use, it still may be wise to conserve. Follow the below links to find their suggestions.  Other districts do not appear to have a web site.

City Incentives and Activities:

Benton County:
Kennewick:
There do not appear to be many incentives given by the city to go green. However, here is the City of Kennewick website for you to take a look around.

Richland:
Follow "Go Green Richland" Blog. You can also sign up for their "Green Living Newsletter".
Franklin County:
Pasco:
There do not appear to be many incentive given by the city to go green. However, here is the City of Pasco website for you to take a look around.


Also, as we find events in the Tri-Cities we put them on our events calendar.

Federal Incentives:

There are tax credit programs for different types of heating systems and power generation system. Check out the tax breaks here. Also, feel free to check out our section of federal Tax Breaks and Rebates. Just select "Federal" at the bottom of the page.

 

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Other Tri-Cities Links:

  • Tri-cities Home Builders Association. This is a link to the Tri-cities chapter of the Home Builders Association. They have a section on green building.

  • Charitable Recyclers: We have a page set up just to show some of the charitable recyclers of the Tri-Cities. These include Goodwill, Boy Scouts and other organizations that raise money for charities.

  • Check out a local contractor using Angie's List. A Subscription for the Tri-Cities is currently (4/22/12) $10 a year.

  • Transportation: Besides driving a car there are many ways to get around in the tri-cities. Benton-Franklin Transit has many services including Dial-a-ride, city buses, vanpool and so on. Also, you may want to check out the bike path maps provided by the Tri-City Bicycle Club.

Places To Buy Green:

  • Greencompletely.com: Of course is dedicated to helping you find sources for your green products.

  • Hardware Stores: Stores like Home Depot, Lowe's and Ace all have some products that can be considered "green". They also sell products that are less green.

  • Fire and Water. They specialize in wood, pellet and gas stoves. There may be some stimulus money from their products (for businesses). 222 Symons  Richland, Wa 99352, phone: (509) 943-1600, fax: (509) 943-5633. e-mail info@fireandwater.us .

  • Greenies: Greenies have a store at The Parkway in Richland. They specialize in pedal bikes, kayaks and organic products. 701 George Washington Way, 509 946-3787. Parking on the Parkway side.

  • Solar Kits LLC: Is a company on Clearwater in Kennewick, near the Albertsons. They are fairly new so we did not find them listed with the BBB or Angie's List. They help you with the rebates available and have a staff that helps with installation. 5510 Clearwater #2, Kennewick, Wa 99336. Phone 509-531-8994. Monte Benham.
     

Places To Buy Food: Local And/or Organically Grown.

Farmers Markets: Mostly open May to October in the Tri-Cities.

Year Round Stores:

  • Highland Health Foods: Located on Vista. That small 2 block street between Hwy395 & Clearwater and Kennewick Ave in Kennewick. The comments about them are mostly favorable with some people saying the prices are a smidge high. 
    phone: (509) 783-7147

  • Yoke's in Kennewick, Yoke's in Pasco: At 27th and Olympia in Kennewick and 4905 Road 68 in Pasco, a good store with an environmental conscience. These employee owned stores have a pretty good organic section and clearly labels where all their produce comes from.

  • Northwest Food Hub: Located in Richland at 603 Goethals (behind the Subway on Lee). They have local and organically grown items all year round. This is a coop of local farmers and have dairy, meat, vegetable, honey, soap and many other things. They are open Wed. through Friday 11AM to 6PM and on Saturday 11AM to 5PM. They also have a kitchen that sells take and bake pizza or cooked with other menu options. They also have a garden that raps around the building. Run by mostly volunteers, their staff is very knowledgeable.

The Greener Side Of Entertainment:

If you want to go out and still keep it green, we show you some places that may have a lower environmental impact.
  • Restaurants:
    The average American spends about 1/2 of their food budget going out to eat. Come to our Guide To Green Restaurants In The Tri-Cities to see some of the greener choices.

  • City Parks:
    A great place to drive, bike or walk to. Most parks have swings, horseshoe pits, picnic tables and BBQ grills. Some have places to swim and bike as well as wide open areas to play Frisbee.

    Kennewick Richland Pasco
    34 public parks.
    Brochure. (.pdf)
    West Side Map. East Side Map.
    More than 50 public parks.
    List of parks.
    See Map.
    More than 30 public parks.
    List of parks.
    See Map.

    When picnicking, if re-usable tableware is not practical, we suggest biodegradable or recyclable tableware. If you are not sure were to find some we have some available at our store.

  • State Parks:
    There are many State parks within 50 miles of the Tri-Cities. They Make great get away locations without going too far from home. Usually located next to our many waterways they have camping, fishing, boating and many other activities to enjoy.  Some parks may require a day pass or Discover Season Pass. Look at map of parks.

  • Federal Parks and Forests:
    Less than 100 miles from the Tri-cities is the Snoqualmie National Forest. You can get there by  going to Yakima and taking a left on Hway12. Next, you can turn on hwy 410 or stay on 12. There is a lot of beautiful land to hike around. Some of the campgrounds have small use fees (much cheaper than a hotel).  Go to Map.

  • Your Ideas:
    This spot is specifically dedicated to your ideas for green entertainment in the Tri-Cities. Contact us with your ideas. Please, state how the activity or place is "green".