Recycling collection event at Houghton Park & Ride Oct 1

The City of Kirkland is hosting a special residential recycling event at the Houghton Park & Ride from 9am to 3pm, October 1, 2011. New this year is acceptance of styrofoam and mattresses.

Location: Houghton Park and Ride, NE 70th & 116th NE

Date: October 1, 2011

Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Kirkland residents can bring a variety of reusable and recyclable materials collected during the year to Special Collection Events.

Accepted Not Accepted
  • Scrap metal and appliances
  • Fluorescent bulbs & tubes (limit 10 bulbs/tubes per participant)
  • Electronic equipment and computer peripherals (printers, fax machines, scanners, mice, DVD players, VCRs, cell phones)
  • Lead acid batteries, alkaline batteries
  • Mattresses & box springs -$10/each (cash only) 
  • Motor oil/oil Filters/antifreeze
  • Styrofoam™ (polystyrene)
  • Textiles and reusable household goods
  • Tires
  • Cardboard
  • Propane tanks - $5/each (cash only)
  • Small camping stove tanks -$1/each (cash only)
  • Porcelain sinks & toilets -$10/each (cash only)
  • Refrigerators/freezers/household air conditioners - $25/each (cash only)

*Kirkland single family residents can recycle electronics at the curb. Call Waste Management at (800) 592-9995 to schedule a pickup

Household Hazardous Waste

  • Chemical cleaning products
  • Wood and yard debris
  • Household chemicals
  • Pesticides
  • Solvents and Thinners
  • No latex or oil-based paint

Except for latex paint, these household hazardous wastes can be disposed of at the King County Wastemobile, the North Seattle Hazardous Waste Shed, or Factoria Hazardous Waste site Thursday through Sunday.  For tips on latex paint disposal, click here.

Other Waste Not Accepted

  • Televisions, computer monitors, computers, and laptops
  • Window glass
  • Furniture
  • Carpet and padding
  • Painted wood
  • Plastics - pools, hoses, etc.
  • Garbage
  • Construction debris
  • Latex Paint

You can download the flyer for this event here.

Source: City of Kirkland