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All your recyclables go in your blue dumpster/cart. Make sure recyclables are clean and placed loosely (out of bags/boxes) so that they can easily be sorted after collection.

Why should I recycle and where does it all go?
Recycle to save money. Recycling collection service comes with your garbage collection service at no additional cost. By taking the time to put recyclables in your blue dumpster/cart, you generate less trash. With less trash, your business can opt for a smaller (and cheaper) garbage service level. Recycling also helps the environment because items are made into new things instead of sitting unused in the landfill for a lifetime.

Recyclables go to the Cascade Recycling Center in Woodinville where they are sorted and eventually sold to be made into new products.

What can I put in my blue dumpster/cart?
Accepted paper, plastic, glass, aluminum/tin, and scrap metal go in your blue dumpster/cart. Download the complete guide.

Make sure to ignore the numbers on plastics and refer to the complete guide on what you can put in your blue dumpster/cart. Minimizing contamination (putting the wrong items) can help keep costs low for everyone in Kirkland.

How do I start this service at our business?
Call Waste Management at 1 (800) 592-9995.

Do you have any tools and resources to help me get my co-workers to recycle? Yes! Contact the Kirkland Recycling Hotline at (425) 587-3812 or for the following:

Onsite Assistance
We can come to your business location to

  • Identify areas for improvement by looking at the items you throw away
  • Help you determine the right size of garbage and recycling dumpsters/carts to minimize your expenses
  • Present and educate employees/co-workers about what’s recyclable and what’s not

Deskside Recycling Containers
To make recycling convenient, we are happy to provide businesses up to 10 free deskside recycling containers that employees can place near their workspace.

Outreach Materials
Our free recycling guides and resources make it easy to figure out what can be recycled and how to dispose of items properly.

Miscellaneous Items
Before you put it in the trash, check out King County’s What Do I Do With... website to see if items can be brought somewhere to be recycled.

Public Works
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

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