All your trash should go in your green dumpster. Make sure to bag all trash and double bag pet waste/kitty litter, packing pellets, and cold ashes.
Trash goes to the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill in Maple Valley where it is buried and sits there for years. Trash does not get sorted after the collection truck picks it up. Because we have limited amount of unoccupied land for landfills, it is important that everything that we put in the trash are things that really cannot be recycled or composted.
All non-recyclable plastic, non-recyclable glass, non-recyclable paper, and non-recyclable metal go in your green dumpster. Download the complete guide.
Oil-based paint, chemicals, pesticides, propane tanks, automobile fluids, and other hazardous materials do not belong in the trash. Bring them to these locations for proper disposal:
Factoria Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Site
13800 SE 32nd Street, Bellevue
For more information, check out their website or call (206) 296-4692.
The roving Wastemobile travels to many communities in King County to provide residents with a place to take their household hazardous waste on a periodic basis.
Dry out latex paint (also known as water-based paint) using one of these methods and put it in the trash with the lid off.
Before you put it in the trash, check out King County’s What Do I Do With... website to see if items should be disposed of somewhere else.