All your trash should be bagged and placed in your green cart. Please double bag pet waste/kitty litter, packing peanuts, and cold ashes.
- Non-recyclable plastic (wrappers, plastic bags, Styrofoam, straws, dirty plastic, etc.)
- Non-recyclable glass (all glass that's not a bottle or jar)
- Non-recyclable paper (dirty paper, shiny paper plates, hardcover books)
- Non-recyclable metal (foil, sharp metal items, chains, small lids)
- Miscellaneous (latex paint, textiles, cool ashes, cords)
- Hygiene and waste (diapers, pet waste, used tissues, etc.)
Still not sure where your item should go? Check with us at our Recycling Hotline, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (425) 587-3812.
Download our trash poster (pdf, 570kb). Request free laminated copies for your business at email@example.com.
Before you put it in the trash, check out King County’s What Do I Do With... website to see if items can be disposed of somewhere else.
Hazardous waste, including CFL bulbs, batteries, oil-based paint, chemicals, pesticides, propane tanks, and automobile fluids, do not belong in the trash. Qualifying businesses can use the Factoria Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Site or other sites to drop off their hazardous waste up to four times per year. Other businesses can find a vendor to collect their hazardous waste, or call the Business Waste Line at (206) 263-8899 for more information.
Recycle electronics with E-Cycle Washington.
Trash does not get sorted after the collection truck picks it up. The same day it's picked up, it goes to the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill in Maple Valley where it is buried and sits for years. 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.