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Cascade Recycling Center (CRC)



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Cascade Recycling Center opened in in 2003, paving the way for convenient, efficient collection of mixed recyclables from hundreds of thousands of Puget Sound residents and businesses.

Facility Details

The CRC processes recyclables collected from over 250,000 households in Washington. The facility is 82,000 square feet on 6.25 acres. CRC processes 12,000 tons of commingled recyclables every month. With advanced sorting capabilities, less than 5% of the material that enters the facility ends up at the landfill. The CRC is open for public tours; to request a tour Click Here.

Materials Processed

The WM single stream sorting system allows residents and businesses to combine all of their recyclables in one container. Paper, metals, glass and plastic bottles are collected together and specially designed technology and quality control employees sort the materials and create bales of various commodities ready for shipment and their second life.

Acceptable Material for Single Stream

  • Aluminum food and beverage containers
  • Glass food and beverage containers (brown, clear or green)
  • Ferrous (tin, steel, iron) cans
  • Catalogs
  • Cereal boxes
  • Telephone books
  • Printed paper
  • Copier paper
  • Polycoated cartons and boxes
  • Plastic containers (bottles, jars and tubs)
  • Newspaper
  • Old corrugated cardboard (OCC)
  • Magazines and Flyers
  • Mail
  • Paper cups
  • All other clean paper without laminate, coatings, or other cross contaminants
  • Small pieces of scrap metal weighing less than 20 lbs and smaller than 20" in any direction

Unacceptable Material

  • Medical waste
  • Hazardous material
  • Ammunition
  • Batteries
  • Fuel
  • Oils
  • Explosives
  • Plastics, other than listed above
  • Wet paper products
  • Waxed cardboard
  • Garbage
  • Small Appliances
  • Tire Chains
  • Christmas Lights
  • Rope


Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday: 4:00 am to 8:30 pm

The facility is not open to public drive-in customers but is open to commercial customers.

425 485-8145

Tours of the recycling center are available to customers and community groups on a limited basis. Request a tour




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