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Mercer Island Fall Recycling Event

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October 29th, 2022 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Mercer Island City Hall

9611 SE 36th Street | Mercer Island, WA 98040


Just in time for your weekend cleaning, Mercer Island Public Works is hosting its biannual sustainability event. On Saturday, October 29th, head over to City Hall with any old equipment, household items, and other recyclables cluttering your home.

Mercer Island Recycling Event

Image credit: City of Mercer Island

Event description from Mercer Island Public Works:

TRAFFIC: We see up to 700 vehicles during these events, so please expect to line up as there can be delays. Gates close at 3:00pm sharp!

COVID-19: For public health and safety, please follow standard mask/glove COVID-19 protocols and pack items so they can be removed quickly


  • This will still be cash-only for any disposal fees required; please provide exact change!
  • Free paper shredding will be offered onsite, limit 5 boxes per person.
  • Discounted rain barrels and composters will be available again, $25 each, cash only. Supplies typically run out before day’s end.
  • The City’s Food Pantry is accepting donations: in lieu of food, please bring donations in the form of grocery gift cards ($10, $25 or $50), cash, or credit card to be collected by volunteers from the MIYFS Foundation. All are tax deductible and will help Islanders in need. Thank you!


Most items are free, but some have a fee. Cash only please – exact change appreciated. 

  • Air Conditioner: $35
  • Fridge or Freezer: $30
  • Mattress or Box spring [Must be dry]: $20
  • Propane Tanks [Residential only]: $5
  • Tires [Limit 6]: small car tires free; car tire on rim $3; truck tire $9; truck tire on rim $18
  • Toilets and sinks: $15
  • Water Heater w/ insulation: $5

While Household Hazardous Waste is not accepted at this event, it can be taken to King County’s Factoria collection site Tuesday through Sunday. For more information, visit the King County waste management website or call 206-296-4692.

An event flyer is coming soon! In the meantime, keep an eye on the event’s webpage; if you have questions, call 206-275-7600 or email [email protected]

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