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Recycling

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By recycling, each Renton household could reduce their garbage by 600 pounds per year.  The following items are some examples of what should be placed in your BLUE recycling cart.

Plastic: 

Empty and rinse

  • Milk, juice, and pop bottles
  • Yogurt, dairy, and margarine tubs
  • Lids 3" or larger in diameter
  • Shampoo and conditioner bottles
  • Window, bathroom and kitchen cleaner bottles
  • Detergent and fabric softener bottles and over-the-counter pill bottles (non-prescription)
  • Plastic clamshell take-out containers and trays
  • Plastic plant pots
  • Plastic bags and films bundled inside one bag that is tied to secure

Aluminum and tin cans:

Empty and rinse out food residue.  Labels OK
  • Soda cans
  • Canned food cans

Scrap metal:

  • Limit size to 2 foot x 2 foot and 35 pounds or under
  • No wood, plastic, or rubber attachments 

Mixed paper & newspaper

Keep it loose - do not bundle, bag or tie

  • Newspaper and advertising inserts
  • Advertising mail and envelopes
  • Cereal and dry food boxes (remove liner)
  • Paperback books
  • Magazines, catalogs, and phone books
  • Non-foil wrapping paper
  • Frozen food boxes
  • Juice boxes
  • Milk, soy milk, and broth cartons

Cardboard:

Flatten

Glass jars & bottles:

Empty and rinse out food residue.  Labels OK

Other Tips:

  • Empty recyclables out of bags and boxes into your blue cart--keep them loose. 
  • Blue recycling carts are emptied every other week. 
  • Although bundled plastic bags/film is accepted in your blue cart, it is best to take your plastic bags to your grocery store for recycling. 

To recycle other materials, visit  http://your.kingcounty.gov/solidwaste/wdidw/ 

Not sure? Check http://RepublicServices.com.Renton

Email the  Solid Waste Coordinator