Stations 1 through 14 are open to EVERYONE
No pass or proof of Redmond city-limit residency is required to drop off materials at Stations 1 through 14. Event rules and regulations will be strictly applied to all event participants.
ENTRY & CHECKPOINT
Greeters will verify the acceptance of materials and proof of Redmond city-limit residency for Stations 15-19. Please read the following information carefully and follow the rules and restrictions, which are strictly enforced.
Station 1 - FOOD/CASH DONATION
Hopelink will collect nonperishable food for those in need in our community. Possible foods: canned tuna fish, pasta, canned fruit, peanut butter, macaroni and cheese, cereal, baby food, canned or jarred tomato products, and nonperishable juice. A cash donation, however, makes the biggest impact. Please write your donation check payable to Hopelink. Thanks!
Station 2 - MEDICINE
Open between 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm only
You can bring any unused and unwanted medications. All of them should be emptied out of their containers/vials and put in a plastic bag for the drop-off.
- Prescription narcotic drugs (vicodin, oxycotin, etc.)
- Prescription medicine
- Over the counter medicine
- Medicine samples
- Pet medicines
- Medicated ointments/lotions
The above medicines, except prescription narcotic drugs of any kind, can also be dropped off for free at Group Health Medical Center Pharmacy (15809 Bear Creek Parkway, Suite 110, Redmond) between 9-1, M-F. Call 425-882-6150 with questions.
Unacceptable Items due to potential hazards are: intra-venous solutions, hydrogen peroxide, mercury thermometers, injectables, syringes, EpiPens, or medical waste.
Station 3 - PAPER SHREDDING
Open between 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm only
Free on-spot shredding up to 5 boxes (13" in width by 13" in depth by 18" in height) or 5 standard grocery bags for each household. $5 for each additional. Cash or checks payable to "Frontline Shredding"; no hanging folders, ring or spiral binders. Staples, clips and fasteners can stay on. Please take home your boxes/containers when done. Thanks!
Station 4 - PLASTIC PLANT CONTAINERS
Black rigid and round plastic containers only. Unbroken without cracks. Accepting only: 1 gallon (6.5 inches in diameter & 7 inches in height); 2 gallon (8.5 inches in diameter & 8.5 inches in height); and, 5 gallon (11 inches in diameter & 12 inches in height). Please rinse them clean.
Station 5 - HOUSEHOLD GOODS
Clothing, textiles including rags, books, furniture, etc. Adult bikes in good shape, requiring no repair. Furniture items must be reusable as is. Tax receipts available. Any items that need repair will be accepted as bulky garbage at Station 15.
Station 6 - TIRES
Light truck, car and motorcycle tires. Bias, steel belted and studded tires are okay. Free for first 6 off-rim tires; $1.50 for each additional and $2.00 for every on-rim tire. Pay at the drop-off with checks ONLY payable to: 'City of Redmond'
Station 7 - BIKES, TRICYCLES, & SKATEBOARDS
Redmond Rotary Club of Redmond will accept all reusable/repairable bikes and working scooters/skateboards. All collected items will be donated "as is" or after repairs to needy families on the Eastside and projects in Africa.
Station 8 - STYROFOAM
Only the following types will be collected as long as they are clean and dry. No separation of color is necessary.
- Packing peanuts. All colors collected in clear (see-through) plastic bags only.
- Meat trays and egg cartons. All colors collected in see through plastic bags only.
- Styrofoam blocks. All colors collected either loose or in see through plastic bags. Please remove all tapes and labels.
No other materials are accepted such as urethane foam cushions, expanded polypropylene or foam insulation.
Station 9 - BATTERIES
Lead acid batteries: car, truck, marine and motorcycle. All household batteries (both regular and rechargeable). Please sort according to types: alkaline, Ni-CD, NI-MH, etc.
Station 10 - LASER/INK JET CARTRIDGES, CELL PHONES & PAGERS
ALL laser/ink cartridges used in printers or fax machines. The vendor will pay $1.00 each for most VIRGIN cartridges and for most working cell phones. Previously recharged cartridges will not be bought back but will be accepted for recycling free of charge. If you have a large amount of any of these items, call PCR at 1-800-654-6072.
Station 11 - REFRIGERATORS, FREEZERS & AIR CONDITIONERS
Household units ONLY. Promotional discount of $10.00 for each unit. The fee is for the safe removal and disposal of chlorofluorocarbons (CFC coolants) from those units. CASH ONLY accepted at the drop-off.
Station 12 - ELECTRONICS
Anything electronically wired or battery-operated (including flashlights) EXCEPT TVs, monitors and computers (the "Big Three") which will be collected for free at Mitronics or curbside (see Electronics).
Station 13 - APPLIANCES / SCRAP METALS
Any metal, auto parts, metal lawn furniture, mowers (drain all fluids), BBQ stoves, appliances (stoves, microwaves, dishwashers, washers/dryers, hot water tanks), metal-framed doors/windows, screen doors, exercise/gas powered equipment. No butane, propane, freon, or helium tanks or cans that contain chemicals. Disposal options: Haz-Mat . Propane tanks with valves off are accepted.
Station 14 - MATTRESSES
All mattresses and box springs will be collected as recyclable items. They can no longer be disposed of as bulky garbage at the event for free. A fee of $10 (cash only) for each piece is charged to process and recycle either the mattress or box spring.
(For Station 15 - Station 19, click Residents Only)