Business

Recycling and Waste Reduction Assistance

The City has recycling experts available to help businesses recycle more, reduce waste and save money. Learn what your business can recycle and get free tools to improve collection, such as posters and indoor collection containers (available while supplies last).

Contact: 425-556-2832 or recycling@redmond.gov

Take the Refresh Your Recycling pledge for a chance to win a commercial conservation kit.

Refresh Your Recycling Pledge

 Recycling Pledge


Thanks to all the Redmond Businesses that have taken the Recycling Pledge!

Garbage and Recycling Service

The City of Redmond contracts with Waste Management for garbage services. Recycling is available at no extra cost! Get a free recycling dumpster (up to 2 times the size of your Waste Management garbage dumpster). To start or change service, or to report a missed pick up visit Waste Management or call 1-800-592-9995.Recycling does not need to be sorted. All recyclable materials can go in one container - no more separation of glass, plastic, metal, or paper. Recyclable materials include: paper (newspapers, mixed paper, mail), cardboard, plastic (bottles, jugs, dairy tubs - no lids or caps), glass (bottles and jars), and metal (aluminum and steel cans).

Business Recycling Guidelines

Food + Compostables

The City of Redmond offers food and compostables collection to eligible businesses at no extra cost.  Over 200 businesses and organizations are keeping Redmond clean and green by composting their food scraps!   Businesses may request up to three (3) 64-gallon carts collected up two times a week by Waste Management.  This service, which is targeted for businesses with large amounts of food scraps or other compostables, can result in a smaller garbage dumpster – and a smaller bill!  Collected materials are taken to Cedar Grove and turned into compost for landscaping.

Acceptable items include:
  • Meat and bones 
  • Fruit and vegetables    
  • Floral trimmings
  • Yard debris
  • Non-shiny paper  (Please note that many paper service items are shiny or printed, which indicates they may be coated with plastic.  Plastic-coated items are NOT accepted at our local composting facility, Cedar Grove.  For a list of acceptable compostable products and compostable bags, visit the Cedar Grove website.  You may also contact the City for help determining if your items are accepted.)

Commercial Food + Compostables Recycling Guidelines

Get started today!

Contact:  425-556-2897 or foodplus@redmond.gov

The City offers FREE onsite assistance with:
  • Ordering your cart and cart placement
  • Interior food scrap collection setup
  • Staff training
  • Reviewing food service items to let you know which are compostable
  • Providing posters showing what is acceptable
  • For a limited time, providing indoor collection containers (limits per business and while supplies last).

Hard to Recycle Items

Got items that are unusual or difficult to recycle? Many recycling and reuse options exist:

  • Search by item in King County’s Business Recycling and Reuse Database for locations that may accept the material.
  • Find another businesses that could use your material on King County’s Industrial Materials Exchange, where businesses that produce wastes, industrial by-products, or surplus materials can be matched with businesses that need them.
  • Got construction and demolition materials? Get help with recycling and other green building practices through King County’s Green Tools Program
  • Contact the City with your recycling questions.

Contact:  425-556-2832 or recycling@redmond.gov

 

Confidential Doc.
Shredding

Computers, TVs and Other Electronics

Clean, Reusable Packaging Materials

Wood, Concrete, Asphalt, Bricks, Pallets

Metals

Light Bulbs and Lamps

Printer Cartridges

Cellphones and Rechargeable Batteries

Single Use Batteries

Find / Purchase Recycled Content & Reused Products

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Hazardous Waste

For more information about hazardous waste at your business - including reducing waste, recycling, and proper storage and disposal - visit the King County Local Business Hazardous Waste Management Program. Your business can also be reimbursed up to $500 to assist in management of hazardous waste.

NEW!  Redmond businesses can now recycle fluorescent bulbs and tubes at no charge.  Find your nearest drop-off site.  Limit 10 per day.

If you store hazardous material at your business, learn about proper secondary containment to help prevent contaminants from impacting the soil and groundwater.

Waste Prevention

Visit King County’s Waste Prevention page to learn more about preventing waste at your business, including removing your business from junk mail lists.

Using Recycled Materials

King County’s LinkUp Program is working with businesses to increase the use of recycled materials. It provides free, easy-to-access technical and marketing assistance to selected Puget Sound area businesses that process recyclable materials or use them to manufacture recycled-content products.

Green Business Recognition Programs

Submit your business to one of these programs and be recognized for your efforts to protect the environment!

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Recycling in Redmond

Recycling Information
Eberley Barragan
425-556-2832
 
Special Recycling &
Collection Events

Jerome Jin
425-556-2811

Waste Management 
800-592-9995