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Disposal & Recycle Locations

The following is a list of common recycling and disposal options in or around Auburn. For more options, visit King County's What Do I Do With...? website.  Note: Auburn Pierce County residents can utilize the King County transfer stations and household hazardous waste collection sites.

Transfer Stations

Local Transfer Stations in King County include:

Recycling Centers

Major Appliance Recycling

  • L & L Appliance - 1336 W Main ST, Auburn, 253-939-9338
  • A Plus Removal & Recycle 1032 W. Main St. Unit #25, Auburn, 253-737-4441
  • Hicks Hauling & Trash Removal - Call for pick up, 206-255-2113
  • Valley Recycling 312 W. Valley Hwy, Pacific, 253-833-5431 
  • Jaco Environmental - Call for pickup, 1-800-414-5072

Electronics Recycling

Mattress 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 - 800 SW 43rd St., Renton, 253-838-9555. Accepts clean Styrofoam Blocks (look for a #6 or EPS in the recycle symbol).
  • City of Auburn King County Special Recycling Events (spring & fall) and Holiday (December-January) Collection Event. Check the City's Community Calendar for upcoming events or call 253-931-3038, Option #2.

Cooking Oil Collection

  • 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.

Shredding Companies

Mobile Shredding Companies:

  • Safeguard Mobile Shred, 253-405-4603

Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County

Unwanted Medicine Disposal

  • Auburn Police Department - 340 E. Main ST, 253-931-3080. (Anonymous drop-off & Free)
  • For more information visit, www.takebackyourmeds.org

Sharps Disposal

  • King County Public Health Center - 901 Auburn Way N, Unit #A, 253-833-8400 (Free)
  • Bartell Drugs - 3902 A ST SE, 253-939-8562 (Fee)

Automotive Motor Oil Filter Recycling (free)

  • 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

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 ft. 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)