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Disposal & Recycle Locations

Reduce Household Waste & Clutter

Reduce your household clutter! This flyer provided online resources to help you reduce, reuse and recycle. Please call vendors to confirm load restrictions, hours of operations, fees, etc.

NEW!  Reduce Household Waste & Clutter flyer (PDF) 

Below is a list of common recycling and disposal options in or around Auburn. Can't find what your looking for? Visit King County's What Do I Do With...? website. 

Quick Links

Always call before taking materials to be recycled or disposed of to verify what is accepted and if there is a cost.






King County Transfer Stations

Trash Removal Companies

  • Big Haullinks to external site - Pick-up service only, 1-877-770-HAUL (4285)
  • 1800 Got Junk? - Pick up service only, 1-877-766-6003 

king county local Hazardous Waste Disposal

Main Line:  206-296-4692 or 888-TOXIC-ED; TTY Relay:711. Note: Auburn Pierce County residents can utilize the King County hazardous waste collection sites.

Unwanted Medicine Disposal

Sharps (Needle) Disposal

  • King County Public Health Center - 901 Auburn Way N, Unit #A, 206-477-0600 (Free)
  • Bow Lake Transfer Station links to external site- 18800 Orillia Rd. S., Tukwila, 206-477-4466 (Free) 
  • Bartell Drugs - 3902 A ST SE, 253-939-8562 (Fee)


Recycling Companies

  • UpTekklinks to external site - 219 Frontage Rd. N, #A, Pacific 206-497-9979 
  • Valley Recycling - 312 W. Valley Hwy, Pacific, 253-288-0000
  • Q tonerlinks to external site - 904 Auburn Way N, Auburn, 800-337-8591 (Ink & Printer Cartridges)
  • Print Cartridge Recycle (PCR)links to external site - 4250 B ST NW #A, Auburn (buys some ink & printer cartridges)
  • Best Buylinks to external site - 31601 Pacific Hwy S, Federal Way
  • Yellow Pages Opt Outlinks to external site - A one-stop shop for people to limit or stop the delivery of print directories to their homes.

Appliance Recycling

Electronics Recycling

Mattress Recycling

  • UpTekklinks to external site - 219 Frontage Rd. N #A, Pacific 206-497-9979  
  • NW Furniture Bank - 117 Puyallup Ave, Tacoma, 253-302-3868

Styrofoam Recycling

  • Auburn Mail & Copy - 1402 Auburn Way N, Auburn, 253-351-0893. Accepts Styrofoam peanuts. Must be clean and put in plastic bags.
  • Styro Recycle - 23418 68th Ave S, (West Valley Hwy) Kent, 253-838-9555. Accepts clean Styrofoam Blocks (look for a #6 or EPS in the recycle symbol) and some other plastics.
  • King County Special Recycling Events (spring & fall) Collection Event. Check the City's Community Calendar for upcoming events or call 253-931-3038, Option #2.
  • City of Auburn Holiday Collection Event (December 26, 2017 - January 2, 2018). For more information go to Upcoming Events.

Lights Recycling (Containing mercury)

Effective January 1, 2015, Washington residents can recycle up to 10 lights per day at authorized Collection Sites throughout the State at no charge. More information can be found at the LightRecycle Washington websitelinks to external site.

Accepted lights include:   Fluorescent tubes, Compact Fluorescent Bulbs (CFLs), High Intensity Discharge lights (HIDs). NOTE:  LED bulbs are not hazardous and can go into the garbage container.

Collection Locations:

  • Agrishop Ace Hardware, 308 West Main Street, Auburn, 253-833-0870 - CFL, HID & Fluorescent Tubs
  • Additional Locationslinks to external site 

Cooking Oil Recycling Collection

  • Collection Box Location:  Les Gove Park (Drop Box) 910 9th ST SE Auburn, 98001 (south of the water spray park) Bring your cooled, used fryer or cooking oil in a container that pours easily. Pour oil into the collection tank marked "General Biodiesel". PLEASE take you container home with you. Open 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. For more information call 253-931-3038, option #2.
  • General Biodiesellinks to external site - 6333 1st Ave S, Seattle, 206-932-1600 (commercial pick up services)

Paper Shredding Companies / Events

    Mobile Shredding Companies:

  • Safeguard Mobile Shredding, 253-405-4603
  • Shred-It Mobile Shredding,  425-243-5160

Motor Oil & Oil Filter Recycling

  • Autozone - 1072 Auburn Way N, 253-333-2075
  • Autozone - 4310 A ST SE, 253-333-2079
  • O'Reilly Auto Parts - 222 A ST SE, 253-735-4075
  • Curbside Motor Oil Collection - Waste Management Residential customers (only) can recycle up to 2 gallons of motor oil on recycle collection day at no cost. Oil must be in plastic jugs with a screw top and labeled with address and phone number. Motor oil can not be mixed with other liquids.


Grass & Leaf Recycling

Contact to find out what materials are accepted.

  • Cedar Grove Composting - 17825 Cedar Grove Road SE, Maple Valley, 425-432-2395. (NO branches larger than 4" in diameter or 4 feet long).
  • BRC, 28225 West Valley HWY S, Auburn, 253-939-7422
  • Local Transfer Station - See above.

Brush & Wood Waste Recycling

Contact to find out what materials are accepted. 

  • BRC, 28225 West Valley HWY S, Auburn, 253-939-7422    
  • Lloyd Enterprises - Milton Site, 80 - 5th AVE, Milton, 253-874-6692. (NO grass & leaves)