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Curbside Recycling

By recycling you are helping to save energy, reduce water pollution, reduce water consumption, preserve natural resources and create jobs.

Collection Calendar

Your recycling is collected every other week on garbage day.

Collection Rates

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

Cart Tagging

North King County and WM use "Recycling Only" Oops tags to monitor contamination in recycling carts. If a driver spots contamination in your recycling cart, the cart will be tagged, and you will be informed on proper disposal. Recycling carts should be free of contaminants prior to servicing.

Curbside Recycling Tips

  • Empty clean recyclables out of bags and boxes and put them loose in your cart so that they can be easily identified and sorted at the recycling center. Clean paper bags and cardboard boxes are recyclable. Just put them in your cart after you empty them. Recyclables in plastic bags may be mistaken for garbage at the sorting center.

  • Clean, dry and empty. These three words can greatly improve the quality of recyclables placed in your cart. You can do this by keeping cart lids closed, rinsing out recyclables and placing empty containers in your cart. Learn more about how you can Recycle Often. Recycle Right sm - click here.

  • Corrugated Cardboard. All corrugated cardboard boxes smaller than three (3) feet square, and placed in the customers' Recycling Cart. Corrugated cardboard boxes larger than three (3) feet square must be flattened by Customer prior to collection. Have extra cardboard that won't fit in your cart? Please don't leave it out in the rain. Flatten it and place next to your cart on the morning of your collection day.

  • NO plastic bags in recycling. (Reuse or recycle at grocery stores) - Plastic bags get caught in conveyor belts at the recycling center.

  • NO shredded paper in recycling. Because of its size, shredded paper is difficult to sort from other recyclables.

  • Extra Recycling. Set out extra recyclables, next to your cart in cardboard box or 32-gallon container with handles labeled "Recycle". Do not place recyclables in plastic bags. There is a charge for extra recycling. Please don't leave any extra recyclables in cardboard boxes out in the rain. Place next to your cart on the morning of your collection day.

WM Blue Recycling Cart

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Collection Guidelines

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