SAVE THE DATE: Free Recycling Event Coming to Burien Saturday, Sept. 15

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A free recycling event will be held for Burien and Normandy Park residents on Saturday Sept. 15, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Center, 19010 1st Ave South.

Compost bins normally retailing for $100 will be sold for $20 (cash only) to residents.

For full details, download the flier here (PDF file).

Only the following items will be accepted:

  • TIRES: Bias ply, steel belted, and studded tires accepted. Limit 6 passenger tires per household(18inchesandbelow)freeofcharge. $1.50chargeforeachtireonarim. $5 charged for each large truck tire and $15 charged for each truck tire on rim (cash only). No oversized tires accepted.
  • MOTOR OIL, FILTERS, & ANTIFREEZE: Motor oil, oil filters, antifreeze, brake fluid, transmission fluid, 2-cycle oil, steering fluid, crankcase oil, kerosene, and home heating fuel. Do not mix with antifreeze, solvents, gasoline, or other substances.
  • LEAD ACID BATTERIES: Car, truck, marine, and motorcycle batteries accepted.
  • ALKALINE BATTERIES: AAAA, AAA, AA, A, B, C, and D cell batteries and 9 volt batteries only.
  • CARDBOARD: Please flatten. No wax coated cardboard.
  • REUSEABLE HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND CLOTHING: Clothing and miscellaneous household items in good condition will be collected by Seattle Goodwill. Furniture and items in need of repair will not be accepted.
  • PORCELAIN TOILETS AND SINKS: $10 charge (cash only). Toilet seats, hardware, and base wax rings must be removed.
  • PROPANE TANKS: Residential tanks only. $5 charge (cash only).
  • APPLIANCES AND SCRAP METAL: Household appliances, auto parts, engines, metal lawn chairs, stoves, barbecues, gas lawnmowers (drained of oil and gasoline), iron, steel, aluminum, brass, copper and other ferrous and nonferrous metals. $5 will be charged for each water heater that still has insulation coating (cash only). Metals that are insulated, rubber or oil coated, previously or currently contain gas, oil, chemicals, paint, or hazardous materials will not be accepted. Light fixture ballasts and sealed drums will not be accepted.
  • REFRIGERATORS/FREEZERS: $25 will be charged for each refrigerator or freezer. $25 will be charged for each household air conditioner (cash only).
  • ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT: DVD players, VCRs, stereo equipment, printers, copiers, fax machines, scanners, cellular phones and computer peripherals such as keyboards and mice. Computer monitors and televisions will not be accepted. You can recycle these items for free at other locations – see the E-Cycle box for more information.
  • NEW ITEM – MATTRESSES: This is a pilot project. Mattresses, box springs and futons, any size. $10 per mattress, box spring, or futon. We reserve the right to refuse any item that cannot be recycled. No furniture or frames. No wet or soiled items.


  • No paint of any kind
  • No scrap wood/bulky wood
  • No construction/demolition debris No garbage
  • No furniture
  • No plastic toys, hoses, etc. No window glass
  • These hazardous wastes: No oil based paint
  • No pesticides/herbicides
  • No household chemicals
  • No cleaning products
  • No fluorescent lights

Household hazardous wastes can be taken to the Household Hazardous Wastemobile, the Auburn SuperMall Wastemobile, and the hazardous waste collection site in South Seattle. Normandy Park and Burien residents may use the South Seattle House- hold Hazardous Waste Facility – 8105 5th Avenue South, Seattle. Open 9:30 am – 4:30 pm, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (except major holidays). There is a 50 gallon limit and a gasoline limit of 30 gallons per customer per day. No containers can be over five gallons in size.

For more information about volume restrictions and other household hazardous waste disposal options visit or call the Household Hazards Line, Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4:30 pm except holidays, at 206-296-4692 or 1-888-Toxiced (869-4233).

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