Recycling is available at no additional charge for Redmond residents who live in multi-family dwellings such as apartments and condos where the property manager, board or association pays the garbage bill. If each unit pays Waste Management for its own garbage bill, please see the single family service
If you are a resident of an apartment or condo in Redmond who is interested in implementing or increasing recycling at your complex, please contact your property manager or condo association.
Recycling is easier than ever with All-in-One Recycling! Combine all recyclable items including clean paper, cans, glass and plastic bottles, jugs and dairy tubs, and cardboard in your large blue recycling cart. View the new recycling guidelines
Not sure which plastics can be recycled? Watch this fun and informative “Which Plastics Can Be Recycled
Waste Management can provide recycling service to all apartments and condos within the city limits at no additional charge. To set up or change service, call 800-592-9995 or visit the Waste Management website
The City has recycling professionals available to help you recycle more, reduce waste and save money. Learn what your complex can recycle and get free tools to recycle more and reduce waste.
Food scrap recycling is now available for qualified apartment and condominium complexes!
Recycling food scraps and food-soiled paper reduces waste and greenhouse gases, saves landfill space, and provides a rich resource to our community. Food scraps and food-soiled paper break down into compost, a soil amendment that enriches soil and improves plant health.
Food waste recycling saves you money too! Recyclable food scrap and compostable material typically make up 30% of your garbage that goes to the landfill. By recycling your food scraps, you can downsize your garbage container and save money.
Televisions, computers, and monitors contain toxic substances and are not allowed in the garbage. They can now be recycled for free at via the E-Cycle Washington Program
Redmond residents can recycle computers, monitors, television, and laptops at no charge at Mitronics
located at 17455 NE 67th Ct, Suite 100, Redmond. Charges may apply for other electronics. Call for details and hours: 425-883-8881.
Some electronics can also be recycled at City Special Recycling and Collection Events
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King County’s Local Hazardous Waste Management Program Facilities (Factoria Hazardous Waste Locker and the Wastemobile) DO NOT accept latex paint.
To properly dispose of latex paint:
- Mix latex paint with an equal amount of kitty litter or paint hardener
- Stir in completely
- Let the latex paint dry. Once dry, put the can in your garbage container with the lid off
: King County Household Hazards line at 206-296-4466
Scrap metal pieces and small metal appliances are accepted in your blue recycling cart or recycling dumpster with these safety limitations:
- No liquid, greasy or sharp metal (to protect collectors and sorters from injury)
- Limit 35 lbs, 2x2x2 ft.
First, Reuse! - If the item works, sell or donate it. Reusing an item saves 20 times more energy than recycling it! Non-working items accepted for recycling include (put these in your blue recycling cart):
- Engine parts, tire rims, bike parts
- Household metal hardware like hinges, door locks, short pieces of metal pipe,
- Worn-out pots and pans; BBQs
- newer microwaves with flat “touch control” surfaces
- toaster ovens
- blenders (bottom part only)
- curling irons
- hand mixers
- food processors
- metal coffee pots
- waffle irons
Scrap metal and small appliances are also collected at the City Special Recycling and Collection Events
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Some bulky items like tires, furniture, refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners and more are accepted at the City Special Recycling and Collection Events
. Please note, some items will incur a fee.
For other companies that recycle items visit King County’s What Do I Do With
There are drop-off bins for household alkaline batteries located at City Hall and the Redmond Public Library. Batteries are also collected at the City Special Collection Events
Compact Florescent Light Bulbs (CFLs) and Florescent Tubes contain toxic substances and are not allowed in the garbage. Some stores have bins for CFL’s recycling (such as Bartell Drugs and Home Depot– call to confirm before visiting).
CFLs and Florescent Tubes can be recycled at King County Factoria Transfer Station Hazardous Waste Locker
or at the Wastemobile
which periodically visits Redmond at the Home Depot.
Waste Management has a fee-based program for recycling CFLs and Florescent Tubes called LampTracker
Unwanted medicines pose a risk to people’s safety when stored in homes and can pollute the environment when improperly disposed of. A significant amount of medicine goes unused; an estimated total of 10 to 33 percent of medicines sold. Medicines in the home were responsible for 85 percent of accidental poisoning deaths in Washington in 2006. Many involved young children and the elderly. The abuse of prescription pain relievers, stimulants, and other medicines is also a growing problem in our communities.
You can return medicines that are not controlled substances
to any Group Health Pharmacy locations in Washington State, and select Bartell Drugs pharmacies around Puget Sound. Visit the Medicine Return
page to find locations in Redmond.
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Three times a year, in the spring, summer and fall, the City of Redmond sponsors a recycling and collection event at the City Maintenance and Operation Center, near Home Depot. The event includes a wide range of materials such as appliances, furniture, bicycles, batteries, tires, and plastic plant containers, as well as paper shredding. While most items are collected at no charge, some do incur a fee. For more information visit the Special Recycling and Collection Events
Some items such as oil-based paint, pesticides, gasoline, toxic cleaners, and fluorescent bulbs are considered as hazardous and CANNOT be thrown away in your garbage. These items are accepted at:
For more information about Household Hazardous Waste, and reducing your use of toxics in your home visit the King County Local Hazardous Waste Management Program
The U.S. Postal Service delivers more than 90 billion pieces of direct mail every year. A significant portion of this is unwanted advertising mail, or "junk" mail. Recycling junk mail is a good start, but not receiving the junk mail saves landfill space and conserves natural resources. Learn how to reduce your junk mail
Before you buy, use or discard an item, ask yourself:
Reduce: Can I buy this product with less packaging?
Reuse: Can I or someone else use this again?
Recycle: Can I recycle this after I use it?
Buy Recycled: Can I get this item with recycled content?
For more information visit King County’s Waste Prevention
Festive doesn’t have to mean wasteful. Green can be your holiday color as well as your way of life. Learn more about Green Holidays
resources to offer new and innovative ideas to green up your celebrations.
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