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
StyroFest: September 26-29
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
Recycle items that are not normally accepted during your weekly recycling collection service on Saturday, October 11 from 9 a.m. 3 p.m. at the Lake Washington High School parking lot (12033 NE 80th Street). For a complete list of accepted items, view the flyer.
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.
View a copy of the Plastic Bag Staff Report (Sept 2013) here.