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:
Kirkland Environmental Services Blog
News and Upcoming Events
StyroFest: March 28-31
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.
Spring Residential Recycling Collection Event
Bring recyclable materials that are not usually collected curbside. Check out the flyer for a complete list of acceptable items.
Date: Saturday, May 10, 2014
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Lake Washington High School parking lot, 12033 NE 80th Street
Reduce your waste size with the Waste Watcher program. Take the pledge to decrease your waste, take action, and see if you can downsize your garbage service level and save money! Take the pledge at www.getcartsmart.com.
Plastic Bag Staff Report
The Kirkland City Council asked the Solid Waste Division to evaluate several potential options to manage single-use plastic bags in Kirkland. Here is the final report.