Recycling Events for Residents

Contact Information
Solid Waste Utility
Renton, WA 98057
Recycle DayRecycle DayRecycle Day at RTCRecycle Day loading truckRecycling Table

Spring Recycle Event

Time and Location

Please Note

  • Limit one trip per household per event.
  • No vehicle may join the line after 3 p.m.
  • No business waste accepted.
  • We reserve the right to refuse oversized loads or unacceptable materials.
  • Vehicles will only be allowed to enter line from Southbound on Monroe Avenue NE.

If you need to dispose of hazardous household products, call the Hazards Line at 206-296-4692 to find proper disposal methods or visit Hazardous Waste Help.

These events are funded by the King County Waste Reduction/Recycling Program and the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County.

Acceptable Materials

Recyclables are unloaded in the following order: 

  • Clean plastic bags, bubble wrap, and styrofoam peanuts and popcorn. Bag styrofoam to keep it separate from other recyclables.
  • Clean, white, hard styrofoam packaging material and containers. No plastic bottles, hard or molded packaging or products (including toys, detergent buckets, flower pots, etc).
  • Reusable household goods: clothing, small furniture, small appliances and household items that are in good condition and reusable "as is." No console televisions, sofas or baby furniture, broken furniture, appliances, hide-a-beds or water beds.
  • Unusable textiles: stained, torn or otherwise unusable clothing, sheets, towels and other fabric items accepted, (separate from reusable items). No wet material or furniture cushions.
  • "Ni-Cad" batteries and cell phones. Battery label will state "Ni-cad" or "Nickel Cadmium". These are rechargeable batteries typically used in cell phones, cordless power tools, laptop computers and camcorders. 
  • Household batteries.
  • Lead-acid batteries: car, truck, marine and motorcycle batteries. 
  • Uncontaminated antifreeze: store in sealed, lidded, reusable container (do not mix with any other substances.) Residential waste only. 
  • Uncontaminated motor oil: store in sealed, lidded, reusable container (do not mix with other substances.) Residential waste only. 
  • Used oil filters: all automobile filters. 
  • Car, pickup truck, and motorcycle tires: bias ply, steel belted and studded tires only. Remove tires from rims; limit 10 tires per load. No semi-truck or tractor tires. Call 425-430-7396 for approval of larger loads
  • Mattresses/Box springs ($15 cash), mattresses must be dry, no excessive stains, no bedbugs and no blood stains. Cash paid to vendor at event.   
  • Cardboard must be flattened. Books also accepted.
  • Scrap metal and appliances: auto parts, lawn chairs, water heaters, dryers, washers, bikes, iron, steel and copper. 
    Remove all wheels and nonmetal parts
    Remove oil and fluids from auto parts, mowers, and other equipment
    No television sets or computers.
    No refrigerators/freezers
    No home air conditions     
  • Bulky yard waste and clean wood: branches (min. 2" in diameter). Large branches, stumps, shrubs, unpainted and untreated wood, plywood, OSB and particle board. 
  • No railroad ties, pressure treated wood or small branches. 
  • Broken concrete (without rebar), bricks and porcelain. Sinks, tubs and toilets are accepted, (all parts must be removed). 
    Residential waste only. 

Unacceptable Materials

  • Garbage
  • Leaves
  • Grass clippings and small branches
  • Sod
  • Drywall
  • Windows
  • Carpet
  • #1 and #2 plastic bottles
  • #6 Polystyrene plastic
  • Glass plates
  • Mirrors
  • Bottles
  • Fluorescent lighting
  • Paints; Oil-based and Latex paint*
  • Solvents and thinners*
  • Cleaning products*

*If you cannot use up these household products, call the Hazards Line at 206-296-4692 to find out where to dispose of them properly or visit Hazard Waste Help.

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