King County Repair Café Events
The King County EcoConsumer public outreach program has launched repair groups and events in King County, where people can bring small household items and clothing. Our experienced all-purpose fixers and sewing fixers will work on them, and can help you learn repair too.
Each repair event or group will operate differently, based on the needs of the local community. They might meet only once or twice, or continue meeting every two or three months.
Upcoming repair events:
- Thursday, January 26, 3:00-6:30 PM, Auburn Library, 1102 Auburn Way S, Auburn, 98002
For more information, visit the King County EcoConsumer webpage.
2017 Residential Bulky Item Collection Event
Watch for a newsletter that will be mailed the middle of March for Waste Management customers and middle of April for Republic Services customers. The newsletter will have collection details and guidelines. Check back to this website March 1, 2017 for more information and newsletter copies.
Who is eligible?
Single-family, duplex and mobile home park residential customers who live within the city limits of Auburn. Multifamily (triplexes, 4-plexes or apartments) and businesses are not eligible to participant.
Your collection week is indicated on your 2017 Recycle Collection schedule. Collection is ONE DAY ONLY on your garbage collection day (NOT the whole week).
- Waste Management Customers (Recycle Schedule A): April 3 - 7, 2017
- Waste Management Customers (Recycle Schedule B): April 10 - 14, 2017
*** NOTE: Collection is OPPOSITE of the week of recycle collection for Waste Management customers.
- Republic Services Customers: May 1 - 5
Check back to this website March 1, 2017 to view a copy of the newsletter which will list the items that are accepted and how to set your items out for collection.
Questions? Email Recycling@auburnwa.gov or call 253-931-3038, Option #2.
2017 Community Yard Sale *** NEW - 2 weekends
Watch for an informational postcard that will be mailed the middle of March.
Who is eligible?
All residential and commercial customers who live "within the city limits of Auburn" (NOT unincorporated King County Auburn or other cities).
Online registration is April 1 - 30, 2017. Those who register their sale will have the garage sale address listed in an Auburn Reporter Ad the week before the sale, online, and on a flyer (addresses & map showing general location of the address) . Those who register online can also list up to 10 sale items which will be posted here on this webpage (as a PDF flyer).
NEW this year, we will have two consecutive weekends of garage sales! The first sale will be for those properties "north of Highway 18" and the second sale will be for those properties "south of Highway 18".
- Properties NORTH of State Highway 18: June 2 - 3, 2017
- Properties SOUTH of State Highway 18: June 9 - 11, 2017
Questions? Email Recycling@auburnwa.gov or call 253-931-3038, Option #2
South King County Tool Library
Tool libraries directly reduce unnecessary consumption. Instead of buying a tool that you use perhaps once a year - such as a pressure washer, table say or posthole digger - you borrow it!
The South King Tool Library provides equal access to tools and training in order to help maintain neighborhoods, build community and reduce unnecessary consumption. We welcome new members, volunteers and donations. A tool library operates much like a traditional library, allowing borrowers to check out tools and equipment to care for their homes, yards, gardens and more.
The Tool Library provides instruction on proper tool use, hosts repair cafes to help you fix things and works together to build better lives in South King County.
Recycle your used cooking oils & fats for FREE!
Auburn residents can participate in a waste-to-energy program that recycles their used fryer and cooking oil into low carbon biodiesel - and its FREE! Last year the City of Auburn partnered with General Biodiesel to provide residents with a safe, environmentally-friendly way to dispose of used cooking oil and grease. In 2015, 715 gallons of used cooking oil was collected!
If you're like many others, you've probably wondered what to do with your leftover cooking oil. Does it go in the garbage? No. Recycling? No. Yard/food waste? Nope! And it definitely should not go down kitchen drains as this leads to clogs and costly maintenance for homeowners.
Where do you take your oil? The drop-off station (open 24/7) is located at Les Gove Park, 910 9th ST SE, Auburn - just south of the water spray playground. Look for the cooking oil banner hanging on the fence and the black collection tank marked GENERAL BIODIESEL. Be sure to take your transport containers with you and leave nothing behind (except your cooking oil in the tank!), so we can continue to offer this service for FREE to our residents. There are no restrictions on the amount you can bring to recycle.
Tips for transporting used cooking oil:
Please store your cool, used cooking oil in a clear, plastic jug with a secure lid and that is easy to pour from into the large collection container. Only used cooking oil will be accepted at the collection containers.
For more information on how to recycle other liquids, like paint and motor oil, please visit: www.kingcounty.gov/whatdoIdowith