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Clean Sweep provides way for single-family residents to dispose of excess items

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 15, 2017

City of Renton Contacts:

Jina Kim, Solid Waste Program Specialist, 425-430-7391
Preeti Shridhar
, Deputy Public Affairs Administrator, 425-430-6569

Republic Services will provide free curb side pickup from September 1 to December 29, 2017

RENTON, WA – Didn’t quite get around to finishing your spring cleaning? Yard being over-run with the remnants of good purchases gone bad? Want to do your part to make your neighborhood sparkle?

Clean Sweep, the City of Renton’s popular curb side clean-up program, returns, more customer-friendly than before, and the answer to your problems.

This collaborative effort between the city’s solid waste utility and Republic Services allows eligible single-family residential garbage customers a one-time opportunity to have excess items hauled away for no charge. Previously, all such collections were made on the same day, but this year homeowners can pick the day that best fits their schedule.

The program starts September 1, 2017, and runs through December 29, 2017.

Republic Services residential customers can put out up to 10 units of trash for pickup. One unit is equal to a 32-gallon bag, box or sturdy garbage can. Each unit cannot exceed 65 pounds and must measure no more than three feet in length on any side. Two bulky items, such as mattresses, sofas, or chairs, also will be accepted. All materials collected will be deposited at King County’s Cedar Hills Landfill.

Items that are not accepted include hazardous waste, liquid waste, and items that can be recycled, such as appliances, electronics, yard waste, and construction materials.

To participate:

  1. Choose a regularly scheduled garbage collection date between September 1 and December 29, 2017.
  2. Call 206-777-6440 or text 253-243-4352 to schedule your Clean Sweep collection day at least one week, and up to four weeks, in advance of your collection date.
  3. Place items in bags, boxes, or old sturdy garbage cans clearly marked “CL” for Clean Sweep.
  4. Set Clean Sweep units to the curb by 7 a.m. on your scheduled collection day.

For additional information on Clean Sweep, contact Jina Kim, City of Renton Solid Waste Program Specialist, jkim@rentonwa.gov or 425-430-7391.  


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The City of Renton, Washington, with a population of 102,700 (2017), is located on the southeast shore of Lake Washington, just south of Seattle. Renton's strong economic base, diverse marketplace and favorable business climate have attracted the attention of nationally recognized companies that are providing employees and their families an outstanding quality of life. Renton is the home of Boeing, PACCAR, IKEA, the Seattle Seahawks, and the eternal resting place of Jimi Hendrix. More information can be found on our website, or Facebook, Twitter, and Nextdoor pages.