Recycling Stations open to EVERYONE
No pass or proof of Redmond city-limit residency is required to drop off materials at the following stations. 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 resident only stations. Please read the following information carefully and follow the rules and restrictions, which are strictly enforced.
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!
(Open to Everyone-Open All Day)
PLEASE NOTE: You will be in and out much faster if you just need to go to the Medicine Station and Styrofoam Station only. Otherwise, you have to go to these stations last, after dropping off the other materials at the event site.
(NOTE: Open All Day)
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
Unacceptable Items due to potential hazards are: intra-venous solutions, hydrogen peroxide, mercury thermometers, injectables, syringes, EpiPens, or medical waste.
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.
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'
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
REFRIGERATORS, FREEZERS & AIR CONDITIONERS
Household units ONLY. Each unit cost is $20.00 in cash at drop off. The fee is for the safe removal and disposal of chlorofluorocarbons (CFC coolants) from those units.
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).
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. $5 cash for each butane, propane, freon, or helium tanks. Any cans that contain chemicals are not allowed but accepted through King County's Hazardous Waste Program: Haz-Mat
All mattresses and box springs will be collected as recyclable items. A fee of $10 (cash only) for each piece is charged to process and recycle either the mattress or box spring.