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King County recycling & transfer stations, drop box facilities

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New mercury lighting recycling program


Beginning Jan. 2, 2015, mercury-containing light bulbs and tubes will be accepted for free recycling at the Bow Lake, Enumclaw, Shoreline and Vashon recycling and transfer stations, as well as at the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility at the Factoria Transfer Station. Learn more about the different types of bulbs and tubes (PDF, 1 MB) accepted through the LightRecycle Washington product stewardship program.

 

Garbage transfer and disposal

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Secure your load

Vehicles arriving with unsecured loads at public or private transfer stations in King County can be charged an unsecured load fee.

King County transfer stations are facilities where garbage hauling companies, businesses and King County residents can bring their waste. Drop Box facilities are smaller facilities where residents and businesses can bring a limited amount of waste. The waste is consolidated at these locations and then transported to the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill for disposal.

Recycling

Hours

See hours of operation for specific station information. All King County solid waste facilities are closed on: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Seattle residents and businesses

The City of Seattle and King County have separate solid waste facilities and services. If you are a resident or business within the City of Seattle, please call Seattle Public Utilities at 206-684-3000 or visit the Seattle Public Utilities website (external).

King County recycling & transfer stations, drop box facilities

Name

Location

Hours

Algona Transfer Station

35315 W Valley Hwy

Algona, WA 

Mon-Fri: 7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sat & Sun: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Bow Lake Recycling & Transfer Station

18800 Orillia Rd S

Tukwila, WA 

Station hours (different from recycle area hours listed below):
Mon-Thurs: 24 hours a day
Fri: 12 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Sat and Sun: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Recycle area hours (different from station hours listed above):
Mon-Fri 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sat and Sun: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
The following materials are accepted only during Recycle area hours:

  • Commingled recyclable materials (paper, glass bottles and jars, aluminum can, steel/tin cans, lids larger than 3 inches, and plastic bottles, cups, jugs, tubs, pots, food containers, clamshells, and trays).
  • Appliances
  • Mercury-containing light bulbs and tubes
  • Textiles
  • Yard waste

For more information, see Recycling services.

This facility is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day

Cedar Falls Drop Box

16925 Cedar Falls Rd SE

North Bend, WA 

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (closed Tue & Thu)

Enumclaw Recycling & Transfer Station

1650 Battersby Ave E

Enumclaw, WA 

Mon, Tues, Fri, Sat & Sun: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (closed Wed & Thu)

Factoria Transfer Station

13800 SE 32nd St

Bellevue, WA 

Mon-Fri: 6:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sat & Sun: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
This facility is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day
Factoria Household Hazardous Waste drop-off service: Tue-Fri: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Sat & Sun: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed Monday (more info)

Houghton Transfer Station

11724 NE 60th St

Kirkland, WA 

Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Sat-Sun: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Renton Transfer Station

3021 NE 4th St.

Renton, WA 

Mon-Fri: 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sat & Sun: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Shoreline Recycling & Transfer Station

2300 N 165th St.

Shoreline, WA 

Mon-Fri: 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sat & Sun: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Skykomish Drop Box

74324 NE Old Cascade Hwy

Skykomish, WA 

Open daily
Winter: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Summer: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. (2nd Sunday in March until the 1st Sunday in November)

Vashon Recycling & Transfer Station

18900 Westside Hwy SW

Vashon, WA 

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (closed Tue & Thu)

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Updated: Jun. 2, 2015


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