• Recycling and Safe Disposal for Unusual Items

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    Hands lifting recyclable items

    Utilities offers guidance on how to arrange pickup and where to drop off items in multiple languages.

    Printable Guides:

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    • 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: accepts three appliances per load (refrigerant type: $30 each)
    • Puget Sound Energy: $25 rebates. Check website for details.
    Refrigerator

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    Toaster

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    Alkaline batteries
    Rechargeable batteries

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    Bike

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    Hardcover books

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    • 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
    Old clothing

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    • Call Republic Services at 425-452-4762 to rent a container you can fill for disposal – 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
    Demolition debris

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    • 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
    Recycled cooking oil

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    • 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
    Old cell phones

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    • Light Recycle Washington: Recycle fluorescent lights, CFLs, and HIDs at no charge at participating locations. Search for nearby recycling locations.
    • 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.
    Fluorescent tubes
    CFL bulb

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    • 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
    Old chair

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    As of April 1, 2021, PaintCare provides drop-off locations throughout Bellevue and Washington State! There is no cost to drop off paint - it's covered by a fee applied to new paint sales. Drop off sites accept latex and oil-based paints, stains, deck sealers and clear finishes in original containers that are 5 gallons or less. 

    Visit www.paintcare.org or call 855-724-6809 for locations near you!

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    Latex paint

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    Mattress

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    • Return medicine securely at one of the many local drop-box locations. Visit www.Med-Project.org or call 206-296-4692 to find the location closest to you.
    Medicine drop-box

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    Used motor oil in milk jug
    Used oil filter

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    Plastic lawn chair
    Plastic laundry basket

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    Propane fuel tank
     

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    • Call Republic Services at 425-452-4762 to schedule a pickup (Large items only - smaller pieces okay in cart. No greasy auto parts.) – fees may apply
    • Republic Services Recycling Drop-Off Center (All scrap metal with exception of greasy auto parts) – 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
    Scrap metal

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    • Bring confidential paper documents to a community shred event learn about upcoming events
    • Shredding with a service, instead of at home, allows the paper to be recycled. Shred only what you nee - shredded paper has fewer recycling uses than whole sheets of paper.
    • Shredded paper cannot go in your home recycling or composting carts. If you cannot take shredded paper to a shred event, it belongs in the garbage.
    Shredded paper

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    Styrofoam block

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

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    Wood pallet