Beyond the Cart

Special Item Pickups at your Home

For an additional cost on most items, we will pick up the following items from your house:

  • Large furniture and appliances (including ones with CFCs)
  • Electronic waste (TVs, computers, tablets, laptops, monitors)
  • CFL bulbs
  • Household batteries
  • Styrofoam blocks
  • Used cooking and motor oil

Schedule a pickup

Recycling and Compost Giveaway Events

Have stuff to recycle that doesn't go in your cart? Bring it to a Recycling & Reuse Collection event! We host six events a year to collect items for recycling and reuse that can't go in your home recycle carts or dumpsters. Events are free and open to all Seattle residents.

Scroll down for Compost Giveaway Event details.

2021 Recycling & Reuse Collection Events

We're excited to be able to safely offer these events in 2021. Masks and maintaining social distancing when dropping off materials at the event are required.

Check back for more details on upcoming events.

February 27th, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Central District
Wood Technology Center, 2310 S Lane St, 98144

March 20th, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m - West Seattle
South Seattle Community College, North Parking Lot, 6000 16th Ave SW, 98106

  • Clothing, Linens, Furniture, and household goods will NOT be collected at this event.

April 24th, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Wedgwood
Wedgwood Presbyterian Church, 8008 NE 35th St., 98115
NO furniture accepted at this event

May 22nd, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Phinney Ridge
Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave N, 98103

  • Furniture will NOT be collected at this event.

June 12th - Lake City
Lamb of God Lutheran Church, 12509 27th Ave NE, 98125

September/October - Rainier Valley - location TBD

Other options for recycling and disposal:

Accepted items:

  • Styrofoam
  • Household batteries (no damaged batteries)
  • Florescent tubes and bulbs (no broken bulbs, limit: 4 ft.)
  • Small electronics
  • Small appliances (non-freon)
  • Clothing & linens (any condition, must be clean and dry)
  • Small Furniture & household goods (in good condition) 
  • Paper for shredding (limit: 4 boxes of paper)

Items not accepted:

  • Commercial loads
  • Broken furniture or household goods
  • Garbage
  • Yard waste
  • Household recycling (items that go in your cart/dumpster)
  • Hazardous waste
  • Automotive waste
  • Construction waste
  • Non-recyclable or reusable items
  • Car seats 
  • Mattresses
  • Large furniture

 

Free Compost Giveaway Events

We're excited to be able to safely host these events this year. We are planning events for the months listed. Check back for date, time, and location details.

2021 Compost Giveaway Events

Bring a container and shovel to pick up your free ½ yard of bulk compost. Events are First Come, First Served, and will continue until the compost is gone.

March 6th, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - West Seattle
South Seattle Community College, North Parking Lot, 6000 16th Ave SW, 98106

April 17th, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - West Seattle
South Seattle Community College, North Parking Lot, 6000 16th Ave SW, 98106


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