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Kirkland holding the annual ‘Think Green Recycling Event’ on Saturday

Clothing, linen, household electronics, and paper for shredding will be accepted.



A close up of an English language computer keyboard with a button modified to show a green button with the recycling icon where the enter key would be

[Kirkland, Wash.] – MTN – Kirkland will be holding its annual household item recycling event on July 23, Saturday, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Lake Washington Institute for Technology, 11605 132nd Ave NE.

The annual event enables Kirkland residents to clear their garages and closets of unwanted items in a sustainable way. Items that will be accepted this year include:

  • Clothing and linens in any condition except wet
  • Electronics including LCD and plasma TVs and monitors, computers, laptops, printers, cell phones, keyboards, mice, microwaves, audio/visual equipment such as cameras, DVD players and satellite receivers, holiday lights, wires, and cables
  • Paper for shredding with a limit of one medium size box per household

Recycling material will be accepted until 3 PM or until the collection vehicles become full. In previous years, demand for recycling filled up the trucks before the planned end time, so residents are advised to come in the morning.

Some household items accepted in previous years won’t be accepted this year.

Not Accepted

  • Styrofoam – residents can throw it out with weekly trash collection or bring it to the Shoreline or Kent transfer stations
  • Older style CRT computer monitors and TVs
  • No appliances expect microwaves
  • No paint or other hazardous materials
  • No batteries, fluorescent bulbs, or individual light bulbs (holiday lights will be accepted)

Data experts recommend removing the hard drives before donating if you plan to drop off computers or laptops for recycling. Reformatting a hard drive doesn’t “wipe” it clean, the old data is still accessible and easily recovered. Instructions on how to remove a hard drive from your computer can be found on YouTube and other social media sites by searching for the computer maker and model number.

To properly dispose of a hard drive, it is recommended to drill multiple holes through the drive itself or smash it until the platters are physically broken inside. Solid state hard drives can be drilled through, broken into pieces, and disposed of over several trash collections.

Cell phones should be factory reset and the SIM and external memory cards removed.

Residents are encouraged to bring shredding material even if they have a home shredder. Shredded paper is no longer accepted by home recycling and must be put in the trash.

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