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Take the Kennewick Recycle Often. Recycle Right. pledge.

Curbside Recycling

Bin Recycling

Glass Bin

Clean glass bottles and jars

Please do not break your glass.

Empty and rinse containers and remove lids. No windows, ceramics, mirrors, plates, glasses or light bulbs.

Mixed Recycling Bin


Mail, envelopes, newspaper, magazines, catalogs, phone books, paper boxes (cereal boxes, etc.), gift wrap

Paper Food Containers

Empty and clean paper cups, cartons, frozen food boxes

Plastic Bottles and Containers

Plastic cups, bottles, jugs and dairy tubs (clean, empty, no caps or lids)

Metal Cans and Containers

Empty and clean aluminum, steel and tin cans and containers (no lids, aerosol cans okay if empty)

Place Next to Bins


Flatten all cardboard.

Bundle and place next to recycling bins. No larger than 3 x 3 feet.

Motor Oil

Place used motor oil in plastic one-gallon containers that have screw on caps.

Extra Recyclables

There is no limit on the amount of clean recyclables you can set out for curbside collection. Put recyclables that don't fit in your bins in a bag or cardboard boxes (limit 3'x3'x3') placed close to the bins.

Recycling and preventing waste can sometimes reduce garbage enough for residents to order a smaller garbage container for a lower rate.


Empty clean recyclables out of bags and boxes and put them loose in your bins so that they can be easily identified and sorted at the recycling center .

Do Not Place These Items In Recycling

  • Scrap metal or propane tanks of any size
  • Foam cups, foam containers or packing material
  • Plastic trays, plates, utensils
  • Food or food-covered recyclables
  • Toxic containers (auto products, pesticides, etc.)
  • Window glass, ceramics, mirrors, fluorescent bulbs or tubes
  • Liquids

    NO plastic bags in recycling. (Reuse or recycle at grocery stores).

    NO shredded paper in recycling. Paper mills don't want shredded paper and shredded paper is difficult to sort from other recyclables. More

    Where to Recycle?

    Drob box locations:

    • McDonalds, 2721 W. Kennewick Ave and Highway 395
    • 7th and Washington Street (a gravel parking lot, down street from the WM Hauling site)
    • Richland Fire Station - Gage / Keene behind Albertsons
    Recycling sites:

    • Waste Management Transfer Station, 2627 S. Ely Street
    • Clayton Ward Recycling, 119 E. Albany
    • Pacific Recycling, 1615 E. Chemical Drive

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