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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 plastic bags are accepted.

Options for disposing of excess yard waste through curbside service:

  • Bundle or put excess yard waste in kraft yard bags: $5.53 per 32 gallon extra (2018 rate).
  • Order a temporary second yard waste cart from WM: $14.85 per month (2018 rate), 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.

Options for disposing excess yard waste at transfer stations:

Houghton Transfer Stationlinks to external site

11724 NE 60th St, Kirkland
$24.25 minimum fee (2018 rate), taken as garbage. Fee covers up to 320lbs of material.

Factoria Transfer Stationlinks to external site

13800 SE 32nd St, Bellevue
$12 minimum fee (2018 rate), taken for yard waste recycling. Fee covers up to 320lbs of material.

Shoreline Transfer Stationlinks to external site

2300 N 165th St, Shoreline
$12 minimum fee (2018 rate), taken for yard waste recycling. Fee covers up to 320lbs of material.

Other Options

Find more options on King County's website for private yard waste recycling options

Public Works
123 5th Avenue, Kirkland WA 98033
T. 425-587-3800 | F. 425-587-3807
Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Operations & Maintenance
915 8th St, Kirkland WA 98033
T. 425-587-3900 24/7 | F. 425-587-3902
Mon-Fri, 6:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

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