Year-Round Recycling Guide for Unusual Items

How to Arrange Pickup and Where to Drop Off Items

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Appliances (major)

Options:Refrigerator

  • Call Republic Services at 425-452-4762 to schedule a pickup (large appliances such as refrigerators, freezers, stoves, dishwashers, clothes washing machines or dryers, and water heaters - place next to carts as separate item) – fees apply
  • Factoria Recycling & Transfer Station (refrigerant type: $30 each)
  • Puget Sound Energy: $25 rebates. Check website for details.

Appliances (small)

Options:Toaster

Batteries (alkaline, button, and rechargeable)

Options:Alkaline batteries

Bikes & Bike Parts

Options:Bike

Books (hardcover)

Options:Hardcover books

Clothing & Textiles

Options:Old clothing

  • Donate items in good condition to charity – no fee
  • Call Republic Services at 425-452- 4762 to schedule a pickup (place clean, dry clothing and household textiles in clear plastic bags next to your recycling cart) – no fee
  • Republic Services Recycling Drop-Off Center (place clean, dry clothing and household textiles in clear plastic bags) – no fee
  • Factoria Recycling & Transfer Station (clean, dry clothing and household textiles) – no fee
  • Threadcycle: a King County Program. Find local organizations that want all your clothes, shoes, and linens for reuse or recycling – even damaged items – in any condition except wet, mildewed or contaminated with hazardous materials – no fee

Construction & Demolition Debris

Options:Demolition debrisDemolition debris

  • Call Republic Services at 425-452-4762 to schedule a pickup – fees apply
  • Factoria Recycling & Transfer Station (not accepted from dump trucks, dump trailers, flat beds that dump, or roll-off boxes and items restricted to 8 ft. long and up to 200 lbs.) – fees apply

Cooking oil

Options:Recycled cooking oil

  • Call Republic Services at 425-452-4762 to schedule a pickup (seal oil without large solids in clean, clear, screw-top plastic jug with your name and address on it and place next to your recycling cart) – no fee
  • Republic Services Recycling Drop-Off Center (seal oil without large solids in clean, clear, screw-top plastic jug with your name and address on it) – no fee Limit 3 gallons per drop-off or pickup/10 gallons per year

Electronics

Options:Old cell phones

  • E-Cycle Washington: a Washington State program. Recycle broken, obsolete, or worn-out electronics (TVs, computers, computer monitors, tablets, e-readers, and portable DVD players at no charge at participating locations) – no fee. Search for nearby drop-off locations
  • Call Republic Services at 425-452-4762 to schedule a pickup (2 ft. x 2 ft. x 2 ft. or smaller and fewer than 60 lbs. and place next to your recycling cart) – no fee
  • Republic Services Recycling Drop-Off Center (2 ft. x 2 ft. x 2 ft. or smaller and fewer than 60 lbs.) – no fee

Fluorescent Tubes & Bulbs, CFL, & HID Lights

Options:Fluorescent tubes

  • Light Recycle Washington: Recycle fluorescent lights, CFLs, and HIDs at no charge at participating locations. Search for nearby recycling locations.CFL bulb
  • Call Republic Services at 425-452-4762 to schedule a pickup (Limit 2 tubes/bulbs each pick-up and 10 bulbs/tubes per year) – no fee. Handling instructions: wrap tubes in paper and secure with tape (no longer than 4 ft.); seal bulbs in a plastic bag.
  • Republic Services Recycling Drop-Off Center (Limit 2 tubes/bulbs each pick-up and 10 bulbs/tubes per year) – no fee. Handling instructions: wrap tubes in paper and secure with tape (no longer than 4 ft.); seal bulbs in a plastic bag.

Furniture

Options:Old chair

  • Donate furniture in good condition to charity – no fee
  • Call Republic Services at 425-452-4762 to schedule a pickup (place next to carts as separate item) – fees apply

Latex Paint

Options:Latex paint

  • GreenSheen: recycle used/unwanted latex paint at participating locations (no appointment necessary) – fees apply. Find a location nearby


Mattresses or Box Springs

MattressOptions:

  • Call Republic Services at 425-452-4762 to schedule a pickup (place next to carts as separate item) – fees apply

Medicines (unwanted or expired)

Options:Medicine drop-box

Motor Oil & Filters

Options:Used motor oil in milk jug

Plastics

Options:Plastic lawn chair

Scrap Metal

Options:Scrap metal

  • Call Republic Services at 425-452-4762 to schedule a pickup (large items only) – fees may apply
  • Republic Services Recycling Drop-Off Center (all ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metal, including lids 3 in. or larger that are free of wood, plastic, rubber, and other contaminants. Smaller pieces okay in your cart) – no fee
  • Factoria Recycling & Transfer Station (items are accepted for recycling if they are 50% or more metal and up to 8 ft. long and up to 200 lbs.) – no fee

Shredded Paper

Options:Shredded paper

Sytrofoam Blocks

Options:Styrofoam block

Tires

Options:Tire

  • Call your tire shop or dealership to ask about tire recycling options and fees.

Wood (unpainted, untreated, unstained)

Options:Wood pallet

  • Factoria Recycling & Transfer Station (unpainted, untreated, unstained lumber, plywood, pallets, and crates and no wood more than 8 ft. long) – reduced fee of $12.00 for first 320lbs. and $75.00 per ton.
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