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 18th at Holy Innocents Church in Duvall.
But getting rid of them isn’t free; there are fees ranging from 50 cents to $35 for certain items.
The Recycling Collection is open from 9 a.m. to 3 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 a.m. and 2 p.m.
All King County households are eligible to participate because the event is funded by grants from the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County, and King County Solid Waste Division.
Duvall Public Works crew and contractors will accept residential (not commercial) materials for recycling.
They plan to unload items in the following order:
1. Plastic plant pots –unbroken, sorted, without soil. (no other plastics)
Styrofoam loose packing fill – in bags (no styrofoam packing frames).
2. Clothing and household goods – items must be reusable as is. Charity tax donation receipts available. Please no furniture.
3. Batteries – lead-acid car, truck and marine batteries — we will be taking household batteries including cell phone and radio batteries.
4. Refrigerators and freezers – $20 - $25 fee / air conditioning units – $35 fee
5. Fluorescent lights – 50 cents each.
6. All electronics including TV’s, computers, monitors, and other electronics and audio equipment are FREE this year.
7. Uncontaminated used motor oil, oil filters and antifreeze.
8. Passenger tires – $1 fee each, $2 on-rim (call for prices on larger tires)
9. Scrap metal – hot water tanks, stoves, washers, dryers, cast iron sinks and tubs, iron, steel, auto parts, etc. All materials must have fuel and oil removed.
Unacceptable items will be refused and you will have to take them back.
Load the materials for the higher numbered stations into the front of your vehicle. This will make it easier to unload the low numbers first.
If you have questions about the Special Recycling Collection, call the recycle contact at (425) 788-1185 before you load up.
The Special Recycling Collection is not the place to take household hazardous wastes like cleaners, oil-based paint, mercury products, propane tanks or pesticides. Take these HHW materials to the Wastemobile. It will be at Redmond Home Depot August 17th – 19th.
For more Wastemobile information, call (206) 296-4692.