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Free Recycling Event will be Saturday, May 18 at Tukwila Community Center

May 18 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

A FREE Residential Recycling Collection Event will be held at The Tukwila Community Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2024.

See info below for more information on which items will be accepted.

For questions about this event, contact 206-938-8262.

Funded in part by grants from King County Solid Waste Division and Hazardous Waste Management Program and Washington State Department of Ecology.

No vehicles may enter after 3 p.m.

Please enter the site from the north. The 42nd Ave. S. bridge is one way going west.

All items can be recycled for free.

No flat beds or dump trucks allowed. We reserve the right to refuse oversized, commercial, contaminated, excessive, or unacceptable loads.

This event is made possible in part by grants from King County Solid Waste Division and Hazardous Waste Management Program and Washington State Department of Ecology.

Accepted items:

  • Electronic and computer equipment: remove personal information
  • DVD players, VCRs, stereo equipment, printers, copiers, fax machines, scanners, and
    cellular phones
  • Computers and computer monitors, mouse, keyboards, tablet computers, and e-readers
  • Televisions: All sizes. TV sets encased in plastic, wood console, sets encased in wood, and
    big screen TVs accepted. Limit 7 per vehicle.
  • Matresses and box springs: Matresses and box springs, any size. Vendor reserves the right to
    refuse any item it cannot recycle. No bed frames. No wet or soiled items. Limit 4 units per
    vehicle. No commercial loads.
  • Cardboard: Please flaten.
  • Propane and helium tanks: Residential tanks only. Note – tanks do not need to be empty to
    recycle. Limit 2 5-gallon tanks per vehicle.
  • Lead acid bateries: Car, truck, marine, motorcycle, and sealed lead acid bateries accepted.
  • Alkaline bateries: AAAA, AAA, AA, A, B, C, and D cell alkaline bateries. No rechargeable, cell
    phone, lithium, or nickel-cadmium bateries accepted. Lithium-ion bateries, like tool and vape
    bateries, will not be accepted.
  • Porcelain toilets and sinks: Toilet seats, hardware, and base wax rings must be removed. Limit 2
    toilets/sinks total per vehicle.
  • Refrigerators, freezers, and air conditioners. Limit 2 units per vehicle. No commercial loads.
  • Bulky wood: Includes tree branches (minimum 6 inches in diameter), logs, clean wood,
    plywood, pallets, and other untreated and unpainted wood. No leaves, grass, small branches,
    sod, brush, painted, or stained wood. No peg board, particle or press board. Please lay a tarp
    under material for ease of removal.
  • Broken furniture: No couches or upholstered furniture. Examples of furniture accepted are side
    and regular tables, chairs, shelves, bookcases, and desks.
  • Tires (no rims): Bias ply, steel belted, light truck, and studded tirres accepted. Limit 10 passenger tires per household (18 inches and below). No oversized tires or truck tires accepted. NO RETURN TRIPS.
  • Appliances and scrap metal: Auto parts, appliances, microwaves, washers & dryers,
    dishwashers, stoves, water heaters, engines, and gas lawnmowers (drained of oil and gasoline),
    barbecues, iron, steel, aluminum, brass, copper, and other ferrous and nonferrous metals.
  • Metals that are insulated, rubber or oil-coated or previously or currently contains oil, gas,
    chemicals, paint, or hazardous materials will not be accepted. Light fixture ballasts and sealed
    drums will not be accepted.

Not accepted items:

  • No Styrofoam™
  • No clothing or textiles
  • No shredded paper
  • No construction or demolition debris
  • No garbage
  • No plastic toys
  • No hoses
  • No window glass
  • No paint of any kind
  • No garden or household chemicals
  • No motor oil, filters, or antifreeze

If you cannot make this event or if you have materials not accepted at this event, visit for information on where to dispose.

For questions about this event, contact 206-938-8262. Alternative formats on request (206-433-
7162). TTY Relay: 711.

The Tukwila Community Center is located at 12424 42nd Ave S, Tukwila, WA 98168:


Tukwila Community Center
12424 42nd Ave S
Tukwila, WA 98168 United States
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