M aple Valley will help residents recycle some items this weekend that cannot — or should not — go in curbside bins, and for the first time old mattresses will be included.
The city and King County are sponsoring a residential recycling collection event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday, May 12, at Rock Creek Elementary.
Residents can also buy worm bins or compost bins for $20 in cash only.
The event organizers are piloting the acceptance of mattresses, box springs and futons of any size for a $10 fee.
Other items that will be accepted for a cash-only fee include:
- porcelain toilets and sinks
- propane tanks
- appliances and scrap metal
- refrigerators and freezers
- air conditioners
- oversized tires or tires on rims
Items that will be accepted free:
- motor oil and filters
- antifreeze and other automotive fluids (but not gasoline)
- lead-acid batteries
- alkaline batteries
- passenger tires up to six per household
- flattened cardboard
- bulky wood
- electronic equipment (but not computers, monitors or televisions)
The city encourages residents to check King County’s website http://your.kingcounty.gov/solidwaste/wdidw/ to find out where to recycle anything not included in this event. For example, some items that will NOT be accepted on Saturday include:
- paint or solvents
- furniture or household goods
- construction debris
- plastic toys
- window glass
- pesticides or herbicides
- household chemicals or cleaning products
- compact fluorescent bulbs or tubes
To read more about Saturday’s event, click HERE.
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