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2023 Christmas Tree Recycle Collection Event

WM garbage customers who live within the city limits of Auburn can recycle their Christmas tree and organic wreath for FREE.

GUIDELINES:Christmas tree

  • Cut tree into 4 foot pieces or smaller.
  • Tree trunk should be not wider than 4" in diameter.
  • Remove all garland, tinsel, and ornaments.
  • NO flocked or imitation trees/wreaths or other debris accepted.
  • Limit 1 tree and wreath per household.
  • DO NOT block collection containers.
  • For questions call WM at 253-939-9792.

COLLECTION DATES:

Residential Customers (single-family, duplex,  and condo/townhome/mobile home park owners billed for garbage directly by WM).

  • Date:  January 2-6 on garbage collection day.
  • Place your tree/wreath by your carts on garbage collection day by 7:00 AM.
  • Missed collection - call WM at 253-939-9792 within 24 hours.

Mobile Home Park Residents (billed for garbage through their property management).

  • With Yard+Food Waste Cart Service -
    • Date:  January 2-6 on garbage collection day.
    • Place your tree/wreath by your carts on garbage collection day by 7:00 AM.
  • Without Yard+Food Waste Cart Service -
    • Date: January 2-6 on garbage collection day.
    • Property Manager will be contacted by WM to schedule a pickup and determine collection area.
    • Place trees/wreaths in the designated collection area on the garbage collection day by 7:00 AM. 
  • Missed collection - Property Manager must call WM at 253-939-9792 within 24 hours.

Multifamily Customers (triplexes, 4-plexes, apartments with 5 or more units or condo/townhome owners billed for garbage through their complex).

  • Date:  January 2-6, on garbage collection day.
  • Property Manager must call WM to schedule a pickup and determine collection area.
  • Place trees/wreaths in the designated collection area on the garbage collection day by 6:00 AM. 
  • Missed collection - Property Manager must call WM at 253-939-9792 within 24 hours.

Business Customers (who have Yard+Food Waste subscription service).

  • Date:  January 2-6, on Yard+Food Waste collection day
  • Place your tree/wreath in or by your yard+food waste container on collection day by 6:00 AM.
  • Missed collection - call WM at 253-939-9792 within 24 hours. 

2023 Expanded Polystyrene Styrofoam (EPS) Collection Event

Recycle your unwanted Expanded Polystyrene (Styrofoam blocks) for FREE. 

Date:  Saturday, January 7
Time:  9:00 AM to 1:00PM
Location:  Safeway Parking Lot, 4010 A ST SE

GUIDELINES:

  • Must have a #6 or EPS inside the recycle symbol.
  • Bend the material - it should break and snap with loose beads.
  • Must be clean and white.

ACCEPTED: (most commonly found with...)

  • New  electronic products
  • Appliance packaging
  • computers and monitors
  • furniture packaging
  • picnic / shipping coolers

NOT ACCEPTED:

  • Plastic wrap or film
  • Urethane foam cushions
  • Expanded polypropylene (EPP)
  • Foam insulation
  • Hard plastics
  • Garbage or recyclables

Waste Management Virtual Recycling Center Tours

Waste Management Cascade Recycling Center (CRC) offers FREE virtual recycling center tours every last Friday of each month from 12:00-1:00 PM. The WM single stream sorting system allows residents and businesses to combine all of their recyclables in one container. To check out the how materials are processed sign up online for the 1-hour tour


Bulky Item Collection

Waste Management Auburn residential garbage customers can receive FREE bulky item collection once per year. Call 253-939-9792 to schedule a pick-up of up to four bulky items. Collection must be scheduled in advance and will occur on your regular garbage day. 

View the Waste Management Bulky Item Collection Flyer (PDF) for program details and accepted items.

Recogida de artículos a granel en la acera (PDF) (Español)


King County Repair 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.

For more information, visit the King County EcoConsumer webpage.  


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 saw 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.

Visit South King County Tool Library or Facebook for more information.  


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 Mahoney Environmental 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 MAHONEY ENVIRONMENTAL. 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. Residential customers only. No commercial cooking oil please.

For more information on how to recycle other liquids, like paint and motor oil, please visit: www.kingcounty.gov/whatdoIdowith.


QUESTIONS?

Call the City of Auburn Utilities Department at 253-931-3038 or email [email protected]