Recycling Collection Event in Duvall on August 25

  • Written by Valley View Staff
Do you have an old TV in your basement? Or a computer in a closet? Some scrap metal in the backyard? You can bring these items and more to the Special Recycling Collection sponsored by the City of Duvall on Saturday, August 25th at Holy Innocents Church in Duvall. Most items are free to recycle; there are user fees for certain items. 
There will be some changes to this year’s event with regard to materials collected and user fees. The Recycling Collection is open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. or until full.  In past years, the line has started about 8 a.m. – up to an hour wait - and produces a backup when the event opens. 
To avoid a long wait in line, it’s better to arrive between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.  All King County households are eligible to participate. The event is funded by grants from the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County, King County Solid Waste Division, and the WA State Department of Ecology. 
Contractors will be on site to accept the following residential (not commercial) materials for recycling:
• Batteries: Lead acid car, truck and marine batteries. AAAA, AAA, AA, A, B, C, and D cell alkaline batteries. Rechargeable batteries and cell phone batteries accepted as well. No charge.
• Document Shredding: Limit four (4) standard, letter/legal boxes per vehicle. No garbage, cardboard, newspapers, magazines. No plastic (CDs  or  tapes), paperclips, binder clips, or rubber bands. No charge.
• Clothing and Household Goods: items must be reusable as is. Charity tax donation receipts available. Please no furniture. No charge.
• Refrigerators /Freezers: $28 (cash only) will be charged for each refrigerator or freezer. $33 (cash only) will be charged for each household air conditioner. Please be prepared to pay at event entrance.
• All electronics including TV’s, computers, monitors, and other electronics, and audio equipment. No charge.
• Motor oil, oil filters, antifreeze, brake fluid, transmission fluid, 2-cycle oil, steering fluid, crankcase oil, kerosene, and home heating fuel. Do not mix oil with antifreeze, solvents, gasoline, or other substances. Empty oil or antifreeze containers will not be accepted. 50 gallon total limit per vehicle. No charge.
• Passenger Tires: First 4 are free. After that, $1.50 fee each off rim, $2.50 on-rim, $5 charged for each large truck tire, and $15 charged for each truck tire on rim (cash only). No oversized tires accepted.
• Stoves, microwaves, washers, dryers, other metal appliances, metal push and gas lawnmowers (drained of oil and gasoline), auto parts, lawn chairs, barbecues, iron, steel, aluminum, brass, copper, and other ferrous and non-ferrous metals free of charge. $5 (cash only) will be charged for each water heater that still has insulation coating.
Metals that are insulated, rubber or oil coated, previously or currently contain chemicals, paint, or hazardous materials will not be accepted. Light fixture ballasts and sealed drums will not be accepted. Any item that contains gas or oil will be rejected.
• Porcelain Toilets and Sinks: Toilet seats, hardware, and base wax rings must be removed. $15 charge (cash only).
• Propane Tanks: Residential five gallon tanks only. $5 charge (cash only).
No Fluorescent Lights will be accepted this year. Other Unacceptable items will be refused and you will have to take them back.
If you have questions about the Special Recycling Collection Event, call 206-938-8262 prior to the event. 

The Special Recycling Collection is not the place to take Household Hazardous Wastes like cleaners, oil-based paint, mercury products, or pesticides.  Take these HHW materials to the King County Hazardous WasteMobile. 
The WasteMobile will visit the Carnation/Duvall area on August 18, 19, and 20 at the Tolt MacDonald Park - Boeing Mariner’s Care Field (3600 Block of Tolt Ave). Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Please note - this is before the Duvall Recycling Event. The WasteMobile will also visit the Home Depot in Redmond October 5, 6, and 7 (17777 NE 76th St., Redmond). Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information about volume restrictions and other household hazardous waste disposal options, visit or call the Household Hazards Line, Monday to Friday 9 am to 4:30 pm except holidays at 206-296-4692 or 1-888-Toxiced (869-4233).

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