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
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
Stop putting styrofoam in the trash, and instead bring it for recycling! The next Styrofest is November 28th through December 1st
, Thanksgiving weekend. Check out the Styrofest guidelines
(PDF) for information on how to participate in this special collection event.
View a copy of the Plastic Bag Staff Report
- (PDF, 12mb, Sept 2013)