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Storm Debris Disposal

Kirkland residents have several options for disposing of storm debris such as fallen leaves and branches, as well as extra yard waste throughout the year.

Curbside service through Waste Management

Materials that are smaller than four (4) inches in diameter and four (4) feet in length can be composted through resident's curbside yard waste service. Larger materials must be cut down or brought to a transfer station or private options (see below).

Excess yard waste material that does not fit into yard waste carts may be bundled with degradable string or twine (no nylon or other synthetic materials) into bundles maximum two feet by two feet by four feet (2’ x 2’ x 4’) in dimension. Alternatively, kraft paper bags, untied reusable plastic-mesh bags, or Garbage Cans labeled “Yard Debris” may also be used to contain extra Yard Debris. No black plastic bags are accepted.

Options for disposing of excess yard waste through curbside service:

  • Bundle or put excess yard waste in kraft yard bags: $5.25 per 32 gallon extra.
  • Order a temporary second yard waste cart from WM: $13.34 per month, dumped weekly with your regular service. Stop service when you no longer need it.
  • Meter out your extra yard waste over a few weeks.
  • Use a neighbor’s cart if they have extra space.

Houghton Transfer Station

11724 NE 60th St, Kirkland
$22 minimum fee, taken as garbage. Fee covers up to 320lbs of material.

Shoreline Transfer Station

2300 N 165th St, Shoreline
$12 minimum fee, taken for yard waste recycling. Fee covers up to 320lbs of material.

Other Options

Find more options on King County's What Do I Do With? website: search “yard waste” for private yard waste recycling options. 

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