Recycling Events for Residents

Contact Information
Solid Waste Utility
Renton, WA 98057

This event has been cancelled due to unhealthy air quality.

Fall Recycle Event
September 12, 2020
10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Due to COVID-19: FACE MASKS REQUIREDClick to view event flyer

This event will differ from past events:

  • Please read through the list of acceptable materials carefully below. We have reduced the type of materials and stations to increase social distancing and safety.

  • This event will be a mobile event, with staff retrieving recyclables from the car trunk or truck bed of customer’s vehicle.

    • Exception will be car batteries; customer will need to drop their own car battery in the back of the All Battery Truck.

  • Please pack your car in order of the recyclables list for ease of staff collecting your materials.

Based on CDC guidelines and King County Public Health, we recommend the following

  • Face masks are required for customers, staff and vendors.

  • Do not attend event if you are at increased risk for contracting COVID-19 (this includes those 60 years and older, and those with underlying medical conditions.)

  • Do not attend if you or if someone in your household is sick or has COVID-19 symptoms.

  • Thoroughly wash your hands when possible.

  • If you must exit your vehicle, keep 6 feet between you and other people.

Secure your load

Hazardous materials

If you need to dispose of hazardous household products, call the Hazards Line at 206-296-4692 to find where to safely dispose of them or visit Hazardous Waste Help.

These events are funded by the King County Waste Reduction/Recycling Program and the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County.

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Acceptable Materials - Sept 12, 2020

1. Styrofoam

  • Styrofoam peanuts and bubble wrap
    • Bagged packing peanuts accepted
  • Clean white block styrofoam. Look for #6 or EPS inside the recycle symbol

2. Batteries & Cell Phones

  • Battery label will state “NiCd” or “Nickel Cadmium”
    • These are rechargeable batteries typically used in cellular phones, cordless power tools, laptop computers and camcorders
  • Car, truck, marine and motorcycle lead acid batteries
  • Household alkaline batteries 
    (AAAA, AAA, AA, A, B, C, D)

3. Uncontaminated Antifreeze

  • Store in sealed, lidded, reusable container
  • Do not mix with any other substances

4. Uncontaminated Motor Oil

  • Store in sealed, lidded, reusable container
  • Do not mix with any other substances

5. Used Oil Filters

  • All automobile filters accepted

6. Car, Pickup Truck & Motorcycle Tires

  • Bias ply, steel belted and studded tires accepted
    • Take tires off rims
    •  Limit 10 tires per load

NO semi truck or tractor tires

7. Scrap Metal & Large Appliances

  • Auto parts, lawn chairs, water heaters, lawn mowers, bikes, iron and steel
    • REMOVE all wheels and nonmetal parts
    •  REMOVE oil and fluids from auto parts and mowers

NO television sets or computers

NO car chassis

NO refrigerators, dishwashers or microwaves

Materials NOT Accepted - Sept 12, 2020


  • Bubble wrap
  • Bulky wood waste
  • Cardboard
  • Carpet, Drywall, Windows
  • Cleaning products*
  • Clean wood
  • Concrete
  • Fluorescent lighting
    • Recycle at McLendon Hardware, Ace Hardware, or visit for additional locations
  • Garbage
  • Household goods and furniture
  • Latex paint
  • Leaves, grass clippings, small branches, sod
    • Compost at Cedar Grove, 17825 Cedar Grove Rd SE, Maple Valley, WA 98038
  • Mattresses
  • Oil-based paint*
  • Pesticides*
  • Plastic bags
  • #1 and #2 plastic bottles
  • Propane tanks*
  • Solvents and thinners*
  • Reusable textiles, Unusable textiles

* If you cannot use up these household hazardous waste products, please visit or call the Household Hazards Line at 206-296-4692 to find out where to dispose of them properly.

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