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.
Recycle to save money. By taking the time to put recyclables in your blue dumpster/cart, you generate less trash. With less trash, your complex 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.
Accepted paper, plastic, glass, aluminum/tin, and scrap metal go in your blue dumpster/cart. Download the complete guide (pdf, 2.2mb).
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 all residents.
Stop putting plastic foam in the trash and start bringing it to StyroFest. About one Saturday a month, the City of Kirkland hosts a collection event for plastic foam recycling. View all 2017 dates and a complete list of items that will be accepted at the event (.pdf, 250kb). Note that packing peanuts are NOT accepted.
Twice a year (May and October), we hold a Recycling Collection Event for residents to bring in recyclable materials that are not collected curbside.
These items are recyclable, but do not belong inside your blue dumpster/cart and require proper disposal.
Yes! The City of Kirkland offers the following:
Our free recycling guides and resources make it easy to figure out what can be recycled and how to dispose of items properly.
We can come to your property to:
- Help you determine the right size of garbage and recycling dumpsters/carts to minimize your expenses
- Present and educate residents on what's recyclable and not
- Identify areas for improvement
Property managers can request materials and assistance - and download printable resources - through our Multifamily Waste Reduction Toolkit.