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Clearing Clutter? Don’t Forget These Recycling Resources!

Remember these recycling resources when you're clearing clutter from your home or office

Are you clearing clutter from your home or office this summer? Republic Services offers expanded recycling options year-around for single-family and multifamily residents – two more ways to keep items out of the landfill.

Drop off these items or call 425-452-4762 to schedule a free pick-up.

  • Fluorescent Tubes & Bulbs: Tubes should be wrapped in paper and secured with tape and no longer than 4 feet, and marked “fluorescent tubes.” Bulbs should be in closed plastic bags. Limit two tubes/bulbs per collection/visit and 10 per year.
  • Household Batteries: Place rechargeable and non-rechargeable batteries in separate, clear, sealed bags.
  • Small Electronics and Appliances: Examples include microwave ovens, toaster ovens, irons, computer equipment, TVs, and cellphones that are two-square feet or smaller, and weigh less than 60 pounds.
  • Textiles: Place clean, dry clothing and household textiles in clear plastic bags.
  • Used Cooking Oil: Seal uncontaminated oil (no large solids) in clean, clear, screw-top, plastic jugs. Label jugs with your name and address. Limit 3 gallons per drop-off and 10 gallons per year.

These items can be placed curbside in or next to your recycle carts:

  • Rigid Plastics : Examples include five-gallon buckets, PVC pipes, laundry baskets, plastic lawn furniture, Big Wheels, coolers, and Nalgene bottles. Size limit: two-feet square. Place rigid plastics in or next to recycle carts on your collection day.
  • Scrap Metal: Scrap metal smaller than two-square feet can be disposed of in curbside recycle carts. This includes all ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metal, including lids three inches or larger that are free of wood, plastic, rubber, and other contaminants.

Drop off these items for free:

  • Bicycles and Bike Parts
  • Hardcover Books
  • Styrofoam Blocks: No packing peanuts.
  • Small Propane Cylinders: Cylinders must be empty – no tanks.

For a fee, call 425-452-4762 for a pick-up of these items:

  • Bulky Waste: For a fee, large appliances such as refrigerators, freezers, stoves, dishwashers, washing machines, dryers, water heaters, furniture, mattresses, and other similar large items can be picked up.
  • Construction Materials: Call for pricing.

Find the location of your nearest Republic Services Drop-off Recycling Center, or arrange for a special pick up by calling 425-452-4762. The recycling center is open Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm and Saturday, 10am-4pm.

If you don’t live in an area served by Republic Services, please check with your waste management provider to see if they provide similar pickup/drop-off recycling services. For those in Waste Management pickup areas, you can find their information here.

Is there a clutter-clearing project in your home or office that you need help getting started?  Contact us for a free 15-minute consultation to see how we can help.

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