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Solid Waste and Recycling

The Solid Waste Division handles all services associated with garbage, recycling, and food/yard waste collection, processing, and disposal.

Our services are tailored to our three groups of customers:

We also fund waste reduction and recycling programs along with providing environmental education and outreach to residents, businesses, schools, and government.

For all your recycle, compost, and trash questions, contact us. Also, for environmental topics, tips, and events, find us on social media:

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    wordpress sm  Kirkland Environmental Services Blog

News and Upcoming Events
Master Recycler Composter Eastside
Become an expert at recycling, backyard composting and sustainable gardening -- join a select team of Eastside residents empowered to share knowledge with friends, neighbors and the community at large. There's still time to sign up!  Registrations are due by August 22. For more information and to join in the fun, please visit the Seattle Tilth website.

Free Lunch Kits
Waste Watchers is helping families make the switch to reusables by offering a free lunch kit! Your lunch kit will include a User’s Guide with fresh ideas for making wholesome lunches and could save your family $250 each school year. For more information and to take the pledge, please visit the Waste Watchers website.

StyroFest: August 22-25

Stop putting plastic foam in the trash and start bringing it to us for recycling! On the 4th weekend of the month, we have an unstaffed collection event for plastic foam. Each event starts on Friday at 5 p.m. and ends Monday at 6 a.m. at the Kirkland Public Works Maintenance Center parking lot, 915 8th Street. Check out the flyer for the complete list of accepted materials.

Plastic Bag Staff Report
View a copy of the Plastic Bag Staff Report (Sept 2013) here.

Public Works
Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
123 5th Avenue, Kirkland WA 98033
Operations & Maintenance
Mon-Fri, 6:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
915 8th St, Kirkland WA 98033

General Inquiries
Engineering: T. 425.587.3800 | F. 425.587.3807
Operations & Maintenance: T. 425.587.3900 | F. 425.587.3902