Recycling Events for Residents

Contact Information
Solid Waste Utility
Renton, WA 98057
425-430-7398

Spring Recycle Event

  • Saturday, May 5, 2018

Fall Recycle Event

  • Saturday, September 15, 2018

Time and Location

Please Note

  • Limit one trip per household per event.
  • No vehicle may join the line after 3 p.m.
  • No business waste accepted.
  • We reserve the right to refuse oversized loads or unacceptable materials.
  • Vehicles will only be allowed to enter line from Southbound on Monroe Avenue NE.

If you need to dispose of hazardous household products, call the Hazards Line at 206-296-4692 to find proper disposal methods 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.

Acceptable Materials

Recyclables are unloaded in the following order: 

  • Clean plastic bags, bubble wrap, and styrofoam peanuts and popcorn. Bag styrofoam to keep it separate from other recyclables.
  • Clean, white, hard styrofoam packaging material and containers. No plastic bottles, hard or molded packaging or products (including toys, detergent buckets, flower pots, etc).
  • Reusable household goods: clothing, small furniture, small appliances and household items that are in good condition and reusable "as is." No console televisions, sofas or baby furniture, broken furniture, appliances, hide-a-beds or water beds.
  • Unusable textiles: stained, torn or otherwise unusable clothing, sheets, towels and other fabric items accepted, (separate from reusable items). No wet material or furniture cushions.
  • "Ni-Cad" batteries and cell phones. Battery label will state "Ni-cad" or "Nickel Cadmium". These are rechargeable batteries typically used in cell phones, cordless power tools, laptop computers and camcorders. 
  • Household batteries.
  • Lead-acid batteries: car, truck, marine and motorcycle batteries. 
  • Uncontaminated antifreeze: store in sealed, lidded, reusable container (do not mix with any other substances.) Residential waste only. 
  • Uncontaminated motor oil: store in sealed, lidded, reusable container (do not mix with other substances.) Residential waste only. 
  • Used oil filters: all automobile filters. 
  • Car, pickup truck, and motorcycle tires: bias ply, steel belted and studded tires only. Remove tires from rims; limit 10 tires per load. No semi-truck or tractor tires. Call 425-430-7396 for approval of larger loads
  • Mattresses/Box springs ($15 cash), mattresses must be dry, no excessive stains, no bedbugs and no blood stains. Cash paid to vendor at event.   
  • Cardboard must be flattened. Books also accepted.
  • Scrap metal and appliances: auto parts, lawn chairs, water heaters, dryers, washers, bikes, iron, steel and copper. 
    Instructions:  
    Remove all wheels and nonmetal parts
    Remove oil and fluids from auto parts, mowers, and other equipment
    No television sets or computers.
    No refrigerators/freezers
    No home air conditions     
  • Bulky yard waste and clean wood: branches (min. 2" in diameter). Large branches, stumps, shrubs, unpainted and untreated wood, plywood, OSB and particle board. 
  • No railroad ties, pressure treated wood or small branches. 
  • Broken concrete (without rebar), bricks and porcelain. Sinks, tubs and toilets are accepted, (all parts must be removed). 
    Residential waste only. 

Unacceptable Materials

  • Garbage
  • Leaves
  • Grass clippings and small branches
  • Sod
  • Drywall
  • Windows
  • Carpet
  • #1 and #2 plastic bottles
  • #6 Polystyrene plastic
  • Glass plates
  • Mirrors
  • Bottles
  • Fluorescent lighting
  • Paints; Oil-based and Latex paint*
  • Solvents and thinners*
  • Cleaning products*

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

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