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Trash, Recycling & Compost

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Cut waste, recycle right & protect our lake!

Not sure how to recycle something?
Contact our Recycling Hotline at (425) 587-3812 or recycle@kirklandwa.gov.

Recycle right with our Recycling Guides:
Single Family Residents (pdf, 2mb)
Apartment & Condo Residents (pdf, 2mb)

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What do I do with...?
Extra household recycling is free. Here's how to recycle or safely dispose some common items that can't go in your household recycling cart: 
batteries Batteries
  electronics Electronics (TVs, computers, cell phones, etc)
smoke detector icon Smoke Detectors
  cfl CFL Bulbs /
Fluorescent Tubes
medicine Medicine
  latex paint
Paint
cooking oil Cooking Oil
  clothing Clothing
styrofoam Styrofoam
  plastic bag Plastic Bags
Looking for something else? Try King County's "What Do I Do With?" directory or contact our Recycling Hotline at (425) 587-3812 or recycle@kirklandwa.gov.

Special Recycling Program News
Get Ready for Winter Weather
Learn how to prevent winter flooding and how inclement weather affects trash service in our Fall billing insert (pdf, 1mb). If Waste Management determines that weather conditions make collection unsafe, they may postpone collection until the following week, when customers can put out twice their regular amount of material. Check for weather delays at Waste Management's Weatherboard.

Plastic Bag Policy Effective as of March 1, 2016
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.

About the Solid Waste Division
The City of Kirkland's 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 and multifamily residents and businessesWaste Management is Kirkland's contracted hauler, and services all residences and businesses in the city.

We are honored to be recognized by the Washington State Recycling Association as their 2016 Public Agency Recycler of the Year.

Public Works
Engineering
Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
123 5th Avenue, Kirkland WA 98033
Operations & Maintenance
Mon-Fri, 6:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
915 8th St, Kirkland WA 98033

General Inquiries
E-mail: pwservicerequest@kirklandwa.gov

Engineering: T. 425.587.3800 | F. 425.587.3807
Operations & Maintenance: T. 425.587.3900 | F. 425.587.3902