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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

Don't Trash Your Hazardous Waste!
Take it to the Wastemobile for free instead. In this King County Wastemobile video, Cisco Morris talks to Julie Mitchell, Wastemobile Project Manager, about not throwing household hazardous waste products in the trash but properly disposing of them at the Wastemobile.

Backyard Composting 101 Workshop: September 25
Learn how to make a hot compost pile using material from your own backyard! Weeds, leaves and veggie vines can all be put back on your landscape as compost. Learn how to set up a worm bin and construct a food digester to make compost from your kitchen and garden waste. Free class. Limited capacity. Sign up in EventBrite.

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.

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day: September 27
Bring your expired/unused/unwanted prescription drugs to the Police Department lobby of Kirkland Justice Center from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. for safe disposal.

Residential Recycling Collection Event: October 11
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.

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