Northwest NEWS

April 16, 2001


Bothell, Kingsgate invited to spring into recycling

Help King County celebrate Earth Day by bringing your old tires, wood waste, reusable household appliances and other hard-to-recycle items to a special event on Saturday, April 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Inglemoor High School in Bothell.
   Materials that will be accepted at the event include clean plastic bags and dry-cleaning bags, and clothing and textiles that are in good condition and have "garage sale" stickers removed. Styrofoam, in "peanut" form only, will be accepted if completely secured in a closed box or bag. Up to six car or motorcycle, with a maximum inner-diameter of 18.5 inches and rims removed, can be turned in. Scrap metal such as car parts, lawnmowers and bicycles will be accepted, after all fluids and tires have been removed. Working appliances and household items such as toys, books, sporting equipment, hand and power tools, working stereos and electronics (excluding computers and TV's), furniture and kitchenware will be accepted for resale in charity thrift shops, if in good working condition and undamaged.
   Wood waste materials such as large tree branches (minimum 3" in diameter), stumps, logs, pallets, and clean, untreated and unpainted wood and plywood can be turned in. Household refrigerators and freezers (measuring less than 6' by 4') can be recycled for a handling fee of $15 to pay for the safe disposal of CFC coolants. Commercial units will not be accepted.
   Participants should be aware that batteries of any kind will no longer be accepted for recycling. Batteries and other hazardous materials can be disposed of at King County sponsored Wastemobile events.
   In addition to batteries and other hazardous materials, the county can not accept concrete or brick, grass clippings and yard debris, plastic food wrap, photographic film, plastic tape, materials made of Tyvek, car bodies or engines, broken or soiled items, televisions and computers, carpeting, garbage, styrofoam blocks and frames, and demolition debris.
   Inglemoor High School is located at 15400 Simonds Road NE. From Bothell Way (SR 522) head south on 68th Ave. NE (Juanita Drive). Turn left on Simonds Road at the stoplight by Inglewood Golf Course. Inglemoor High School is at the top of the hill on the left.
   The King County Department of Natural Resources sponsors several special recycling events throughout unincorporated King County. For more information call 206-296-4466. Special recycling event information, including a detailed list of acceptable and unacceptable items, can be found at the King County Web site at