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The Solid Waste Division handles all services associated with garbage, recycling, and food/yard waste collection, processing, and disposal. Waste Management is Kirkland's contracted hauler. We fund recycling programs like StyroFest and provide education and outreach. Our services are tailored to residents in single family homes, residents in apartments and condos, and businesses. For all your recycle, compost, and trash questions, contact us.
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 temporarily suspended for other retailers until May 1, 2017. Retailers keep all five cents of the bag fee to defray the higher cost of the bags.
Stop putting styrofoam in the trash, and instead bring it for recycling! The next StyroFest is August 6, 2016.
See the StyroFest guidelines and 2016 dates
(PDF, 400kb) for information on how to recycle styrofoam at this special collection event.
We need a half-day volunteer for our August 6 StyroFest event - contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can't make it to StyroFest? Here are more styrofoam recycling options (pdf)
in the Seattle area. We recommend calling before you go to confirm.
We've teamed with Sight Connection for a fall clothes recycling drive. Schedule curbside pickup of textiles
on select dates in September. (Apartment and condo residents can schedule pickup at their door as well!)
Clothes, linens, and other textiles are accepted — even torn, stained, and mis-matched items, which can be recycled into carpet padding and insulation. Just don't give anything wet, mildewed, or contaminated with hazardous materials — those items should go in the trash.
Trade your old costumes for ones that are new-to-you! Donate costumes, masks, and accessories at Kirkland City Hall the week of October 3-7. Then, complete the swap by selecting a donated costume at Heritage Hall on Saturday October 8!
8am - 5pm
Kirkland City Hall
123 5th Ave
Costumes of all sizes - from baby to adult - will be accepted. Items should be clean and in good, wearable condition (e.g. no broken zippers).
10am - 12pm
203 Market Street
Sound like fun? Volunteer at the costume swap, from 9 am - 1 pm, to help set up and organize costumes, then break down after the event. Contact email@example.com if you're interested!