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 Service Blog
News and Upcoming Events
Options for Holiday Tree Recycling- January 4 and 5, 2013
Boy Scout Troop 570’s Christmas Tree Pickup and Recycling Event will be held on Saturday, January 4 and Sunday, January 5 between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Residents may place their trees at the curb for pick-up or drop off their trees at McAuliffe Park at 10824 NE 116th Street. The tree will be mulched for use by the Kirkland Parks Department. For more information on curbside pick-up areas and a suggested donation, please visit troop570.org
Next StyroFest Event - December 26-30, 2013
Stop putting plastic foam in the trash and start bringing it to us for recycling! On every 4th weekend of the month, we have an unstaffed collection event for plastic foam. Each event starts Friday at 5 p.m. and ends Monday at 6 a.m. at Kirkland Public Works Maintenance Center parking lot, 915 8th Street. Check out the flyer for the complete list of accepted materials.
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
A Solid Waste Division evaluation of several potential options to manage single-use plastic bags in Kirkland. Please click on this link (pdf) to view a copy of the report on-line.