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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.

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

Transfer Stations

Local Transfer Stations in King County include:

Trash Removal

  • 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

Recycling Centers

Major Appliance Recycling        

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.

Mercury Containing Lights Recycling

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 LightRecycle Washington websitelinks to external site.

Accepted lights include: 

  1. Fluorescent tubes
  2. Compact Fluorescent Bulbs (CFLs)
  3. High Intensity Discharge lights (HIDs)

Collection Locations in and near Auburn:

  • Agrishop, 308 West Main Street, Auburn, 253-833-0870 - CFL, HID & Fluorescent Tubs
  • Bartell Drugs, 3902 A Street SE, Auburn, 253-939-8562 - CFL Bulbs only
  • Bartell Drugs, 12946 SE Kent-Kangley Road, Kent, 253-631-6652
  • Additional Locationslinks to external site 

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

Guidelines - Residential - English (PDF),  Spanish (PDF)Russian (PDF)Other languageslinks to external site

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, 206-477-0600 (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)