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2017 Fall Residential Recycling Collection Event

This event is only open to King County residents and Auburn households who live in Pierce County and who are serviced by Waste Management or Republic Services for solid waste services. Businesses and commercial loads will NOT be accepted. See brochure below for more details.

DATE:  Saturday, September 9, 2017

LOCATION:  Ilalko Elementary School, 301 Oravetz PL SE, Auburn WA  ***New Location

TIME:  9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

ITEMS ACCEPTED:  Brochure (PDF) 


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. 

Visit South King County Tool Librarylinks to external site or Facebooklinks to external site for more information.  


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:        

  • Check the website below for upcoming events.

For more information, visit the King County EcoConsumer webpagelinks to external site


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


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