COUNTDOWN: 3 weeks until recycle/reuse event in West Seattle. Here’s how to get ready

(WSB photo, 2021 recycle/reuse event)

With three weeks to go until this (almost) spring’s recycle/reuse event in West Seattle, we have more info on what will and will not be accepted, so you can plan ahead. First, a reminder of the event basics: 9 am-noon Saturday, March 18th, in the north lot at South Seattle College (6000 16th SW; WSB sponsor) – or until trucks are full. Here’s the list of what will/won’t be accepted:

Accepted items:
Foam blocks
Household batteries (no damaged batteries)
Fluorescent tubes and bulbs (no broken bulbs, limit: 4 ft.)
Small, empty propane camping canisters
Small electronics (TVs, computers, etc.)
Small appliances (non-freon)
Paper for shredding (limit: 4 boxes of paper)
Household textiles – clothing & curtains

Items not accepted:
Commercial loads
Furniture or household goods
Yard waste
Household recycling (items that go in your cart/dumpster)
Hazardous waste
Automotive waste
Construction waste
Non-recyclable or reusable items
Car seats

Organizers include the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce, West Seattle Junction Association, Seattle Public Utilities, and Waste Management, Friendly Earth, Northwest Center, Seadrunar, and Styro Recycle.

5 Replies to "COUNTDOWN: 3 weeks until recycle/reuse event in West Seattle. Here's how to get ready"

  • Margaret February 24, 2023 (5:36 pm)

    What size boxes for paper shredding?

    • froggy14 February 25, 2023 (6:33 am)

      Most services will take file box/banker”s box size – I have brought some in boxes/cases that held 12 bottles of wine and stuffed paper grocery bags

    • Neighbor February 25, 2023 (9:06 am)

      I think it usually means banker boxes.  I also equate it to 4 paper grocery sacks.

  • Milo February 25, 2023 (8:40 am)

    I have a bunch of old financial records that I am gradually shredding myself. Is there any promise or proof of identity theft safety in this event? How is the shredding handled? I would love to get rid of my old stuff. 

  • Linda March 16, 2023 (4:58 pm)

    Will you accept older TVs?

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