Northwest NEWS

May 3, 1999

Valley Special

Carnation holds Spring Cleanup/Special Recycling day

   On Saturday, May 8, the Public Works Department of the city of Carnation will sponsor their Special Recycling Collection/Spring Cleanup Day. The Public Works crew and contractors will set up collection stations at Tolt Middle School along SR-203 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or until full.

   The event is open to all Valley households, including unincorporated King County, to bring recyclables that are usually difficult to recycle. One collection station will be restricted to Carnation city residents who--for a fee from $3 to $10--may bring one load of bulky garbage that will not fit in their garbage can. Residents must show their May utility bill stub to drop off bulky garbage. King County minimum fee at the dump is $15.25.

   The following household (not commercial) recyclables can be brought to this event. Stations will be in this order, so load your vehicle in reverse order: Reusable household goods/textiles in good condition for St. Vincent de Paul; refrigerators and freezers ($10 fee); major appliances; scrap metal; plastic plant pots and styrofoam loose packing fill in bags (no frames); vehicle batteries; passenger and light truck tires (first 4 free; over 4-$1 each, $1 for each rim, call for price of larger tires); used motor oil and filters; antifreeze.

   Please do not bring other plastics, wood, garbage, trash, paint or toxics. Cars, passenger vans and pickups only.

   For more information or to volunteer to help, contact Cecelia Boulais, Snoqualmie Valley Recycling Coordinator, at 788-1185.