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Appliances and Scrap Metal

Appliance Donation
If your appliance is still in working condition and newer than 10 years old, consider donating it to Habitat for Humanity, Second Use, or Salvation Army. Call in advance to ensure your appliance will be accepted.

Recycling Options for Appliances and Oversize Scrap Metal
Free Non-Refrigerant Appliance Recycling at Selected Transfer Stations
Customers can recycle non-refrigerant type major appliances at no cost, including stoves, washers, and dryers at King County solid waste facilities where scrap metal is collected. The closest locations are in Bellevuelinks to external site and Shorelinelinks to external site.

Refrigerant appliances such as refrigerators and air conditioners have a disposal fee of $30 (2019 rate) at the King County Recycling and Transfer Stations.

Appliance and Scrap Metal Recycling at Recycling Collection Events
We offer appliance recycling at our Spring and Fall Recycling Collection Events, typically held in May and October. Non-refrigerant appliances can be recycled as scrap metal for free, while refrigerant appliances have a pass-through charge. In 2019, the cost for recycling a refrigerator at our events was $30, and $35 for household air conditioners (2020 rates may change).

Appliance Disposal
Waste Management can collect appliances for disposal from the curb in front of your house for a fee:

  • Refrigerator / freezer - $83.78
  • Appliances - $78.56

To schedule curbside pickup with Waste Management, please call 1-800-592-9995.

You can also find private service providers using King County's What Do I Do Withlinks to external site tool.

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.

General Inquiries - Contact us via the: 
Our Kirkland Customer Service Portal