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City of Mercer Island Fall Recycling Event

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Date & Time

October 17th, 2020 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm


2040 84th Ave SE | Mercer Island, WA 98040


Safely dispose of the old equipment and household items that are cluttering your basement or garage at the annual Mercer Island Fall Recycling Event!

For public health and safety, new COVID-19 protocols will be in effect.  Please wear masks, gloves, and pack your items so they can be removed quickly.  Please refer to King County Public Health’s COVID-19 page for information about guidelines and recommendations.

NOTE: This will still be cash-only for any fees required; please provide exact change!

  • Paper shredding will be offered onsite.
  • Discounted rain barrels and worm bins will be available for purchase.
  • The City’s Food Pantry is running low on funds due to increased demand from COVID-19. In lieu of food, please bring donations in the form of grocery gift cards ($10, $25 or $50), cash, or credit card. All are tax deductible and will help Islanders in need. Thank you!

What You Can Bring:

  • TIRES: Limit 6 passenger tires per household (18 inches and below) free of charge. $3 charge for each tire on a rim (cash only). $9 charged for each large truck tire and $18 charged for each truck tire on rim (cash only). No oversized tires accepted.​
  • LEAD ACID BATTERIES: Car, truck, marine, and motorcycle batteries accepted.​
  • HOUSEHOLD BATTERIES: AAAA, AAA, AA, A, B, C, and D cell alkaline batteries. Rechargeable batteries and cellphone batteries also accepted.
  • CARDBOARD: Please flatten. No wax coated cardboard.
  • CONFIDENTIAL MATERIAL SHREDDING: Shredding and recycling of confidential paper materials. Limit 5 file-size boxes. No exceptions.
  • PORCELAIN TOILETS & 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).
  • REFRIGERATORS, FREEZERS & AIR CONDITIONERS: $30 (cash only) will be charged for each refrigerator or freezer. $35 (cash only) will be charged for each household air conditioner. Please be prepared to pay at event entrance.
  • APPLIANCES & SCRAP METAL: 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.
  • ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT: DVD players, VCRs, stereo equipment, printers, copiers, fax machines, scanners, cellular phones (remove personal information) and computer peripherals such as keyboards and mice. Used toner cartridges are accepted. Computers, monitors and televisions will NOT be accepted. You can recycle these items for free at other locations – view the E-Cycle Washington website.
  • MATTRESSES: Mattresses and box springs, any size. $15 per mattress and $15 fee for each box spring (cash only). Vendor reserves the right to refuse any item it cannot recycle. No furniture or frames. No wet or soiled items.
  • STYROFOAM: After this event, Styrofoam collection will be offered only at the Recology Store, located at 317 NW Gilman Blvd #22, Issaquah (currently closed due to COVID-19)

Funding for this Recycling Event was provided by:

  • WA State Department of Ecology
  • King County Solid Waste Division
  • Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County

Call 206-275-7608 with questions.

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