Cut waste, recycle right & protect streams!
Recycle at one of our special events:
June 10 - StyroFest
July 8 - StyroFest
Aug 12 - StyroFest
Sept 9 - StyroFest
Visit our booth at a local event:
June 16 - Juanita Farmer's Market
July 6 - Summer Concert Series
July 14-16 - Kirkland Uncorked
Aug 22 - Kid's Concert Series
Sept 8 - Juanita Farmer's Market
Follow us for hyper-local green info:
Kirkland Conserves Blog
Monthly Email Newsletter
Recycle right with our Recycling Guides:
Single Family Residents (pdf, 2mb)
Apartment & Condo Residents (pdf, 2mb)
Contact us with recycling questions:
Contact our Recycling Hotline at (425) 587-3812 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recycling and disposal options in Kirkland for these common items:
Up to 95 percent of the clothes, shoes, and linens thrown in the garbage could have been reused or recycled! Local organizations throughout King County now accept stained, holey or damaged items. Clothes and linens that aren’t reusable can be recycled into industrial wiping cloths, carpet padding, insulation and more. Find out where to give ripped, stained and damaged clothes
Kirkland's plastic bag policy
took effect on March 1, 2016. The policy restricts disposable plastic bags at checkout and is similar to policies adopted by Seattle, Issaquah, and other cities.
Large paper bags now cost five cents at grocery stores, convenience stores and gas stations, pharmacies, and supercenters. The requirement to charge for paper bags has been permanently suspended for other retailers as of April 18, 2017
. Retailers keep all five cents of the bag fee to defray the higher cost of the bags.
The Solid Waste Division manages Kirkland's garbage, recycling, and food/yard waste collection and disposal. We fund recycling programs and provide education to single-family
residents and businesses
. Waste Management
is Kirkland's contracted hauler.
We are honored to be recognized by the Washington State Recycling Association as their 2016 Public Agency Recycler of the Year