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New waste acceptance rules

New waste acceptance rules have been enacted at King County Solid Waste Division transfer stations, drop boxes, and the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill, Medical sharps, compressed gas tanks, and fluorescent light ballasts are no longer accepted in the garbage. Learn more


Solid Waste Facility News

Feb. 17, 2017

Algona Transfer Station Replacement – King County picks site for new South County recycling and solid waste transfer station. Learn more


Factoria Transfer Station Replacement Project – Construction is expected to last until December 2017; No service interruptions expected

Upcoming Events

September 22 - September 24, 2017

Burien Wastemobile

September 23 - September 24, 2017

Auburn Wastemobile - 9/23 -9/24

September 30, 2017

Covington & King County Recycling Collection Event

more events…


SWD News & Topics (visit the archive)

Sept. 20, 2017

KOMO4 News: Green Garden Harvest (YouTube)
Donate the extra veggies and fruit from your yard and garden now, before it goes to waste! King County EcoConsumer Tom Watson and KOMO4’s Mary Nam show how you can do that, and great local non-profits like City Fruit and Seattle’s Giving Garden Network can help!

Aug. 23, 2017

KOMO4 News: Fixing the Planet – Repair Events (YouTube)
KOMO4’s Mary Nam and King County EcoConsumer Tom Watson visit with repair event “fixers” Kathy Eytcheson and Lauren Vitellaro and talk about the events coming up in Kent and Maple Valley.

Aug. 3, 2017

Reduce, Reuse... Repair? Pacific Northwest Fix-It Movement Grows (external)
The King County EcoConsumer program’s free community repair events included this one at the City of SeaTac Community Center. These TV and radio segments have run on public stations around the Northwest this spring and summer – by Ken Christensen for KCTS9 and EarthFix.

Discounts Sept. 1 - 30

Discounts Sept. 1 - 30

September 1-30 sale! Get discounts on compostable bags and kitchen containers for food composting at all Bartells locations.

Updated: Sep. 21, 2017

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