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
Residents may leave whole (up to 6'), unflocked Christmas trees for free pickup
with their regular curbside service during the first two weeks of January (Jan 5-16)
. We also encourage using tree collection services organized by local Boy Scout troops and others. If you miss the special collection dates, you may chop your Christmas tree into 4' sections and place inside your yard waste bin.
Apartment and condo residents may leave Christmas trees next to their complex dumpsters for pickup the first two weeks of January. Residents north of Forbes Creek Drive (Juanita, Kingsgate, Totem Lake, & Finn Hill) will be serviced Monday and Thursday; residents south will be serviced Tuesday and Friday. View a map of Christmas multifamily tree collection routes for 2015
Stop putting styrofoam in the trash, and instead bring it for recycling! The next Styrofest is December 26th through December 29th
. Check out the Styrofest guidelines
(PDF, 656kb) for information on how to participate in this special collection event.
The Kirkland Police Department now offers an ongoing program that allows citizens to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs into a secured receptacle in the Police Department lobby, located at the Kirkland Justice Center, 11750 NE 118th
Street. Citizens can anonymously dispose of their unused prescription drugs Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Do you use the Houghton Transfer Station to dispose of garbage, yard waste or recyclables? How frequently? If the facility were to permanently close, how would you be affected? The King County Solid Waste Division needs your feedback to make decisions about changes to the King County transfer system.
Please participate in a quick 14-question survey
View a copy of the Plastic Bag Staff Report
- (PDF, 12mb, Sept 2013)