City facilities are open as of August 2, 2021 for public in-person services, with the exception of fire stations that will remain closed to the public until further notice. Many city services are available online. Find more information as well as resources for businesses and residents here:
You can sign up for recycling event emails to hear about upcoming recycling events.
Many household items can be recycled, but not in your cart at home. Drop these items off at designated locations or recycling events. See our directory below, and search King County’s What Do I Do With... recycling database for items not listed here.
How to recycle large appliances and scrap metal near Kirkland.
Recycle household batteries in and around Kirkland.
CFLs and fluorescent tubes contain mercury and require special disposal at free drop-off locations.
Electronics cannot go in your recycling cart at home, but should be dropped off for free recycling.
How to dispose of mattresses and furniture in and around Kirkland.
Protect our community and environment by dropping off unwanted medicine at safe, secure drop locations.
Paint can be recycled at drop-off locations for no charge through a statewide program.
Recycle plastic bags, mailing envelopes and other plastic film at grocery stores in Kirkland.
Shredding confidential materials through a service allows the paper to be recycled.
Smoke alarms may contain a very small quantity of radioactive material. The City provides drop-off recycling.
Styrofoam cannot be recycled in your cart. Throw it away or bring to drop-off recycling locations.
Textiles can be reused and recycled at drop-off locations in Kirkland.
Drop off used cooking oil at our 24/7 biodiesel tank.
Schedule of recycling events hosted by the City of Kirkland.
Household cleaners, pesticides and other household chemicals may be considered hazardous. Learn how to tell which products are hazardous, how to safely store and dispose of them, and how to choose safer products.
Not sure where something goes, or need help finding a disposal option?
Contact the Recycling Hotline
We host recycling events for certain tricky items throughout the year. Sign up for our recycling email list to hear about upcoming recycling events, or visit our recycling event calendar.
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