Everett Ready to Take 60 Tons of Recycling Items on March 9th

The City of Everett is hosting a recycling collection event for Everett residents this Saturday, March 9, starting at 9am and ending when hitting full capacity, or by 3pm if they don’t hit capacity.

Lot B Everett Train StationThe event will take place in Lot B of Everett Station, located south of 3201 Smith Ave.

They will be accepting a variety of hard-to-recyle household items. We list highlights of what is accepted further below.

The pilot test for this event was nearly a year ago and 887 vehicles went arrived, dropping off over 62 tons of recyclables (an average of 140 pounds of recyclables per vehicle).

“Recycling is such an important component of environmental sustainability, helping us to reduce waste and conserve non-renewable resources,” said Cassie Franklin, mayor of the City of Everett. “Events like this are just one way the City of Everett is working toward a greener and more sustainable future.”

Items that will be accepted (cash only):

Appliances/scrap metal: Household appliances, auto parts, engines and gas lawnmowers (drained of oil and gasoline), metal lawn chairs, barbecues, steel, aluminum, brass, copper, and other ferrous and nonferrous metals. $5 charge for each water heater that still has insulation coating.

Document shredding: Shredding of confidential paper materials. Limit 4 file-size boxes. No exceptions. Service will be provided until the truck is full.

Bulky wood: Includes clean wood, plywood, pallets, and other untreated and unpainted wood. No yard debris, branches, sod or brush. Please lay a tarp under wood debris for easy removal. Nails do not need to be removed. Limit: two loads per household.

Electronic equipment: DVD players, VCRs, stereo equipment, printers, copiers, fax machines, scanners, cellular phones/batteries (remove personal information), CPUs, and computer peripherals such as keyboards and mice. Computer monitors and televisions will not be accepted. You can recycle these items for free at local locations, please see the E-Cycle website for more information.

Mattress/box springs: Mattresses and box springs of any size. $35 per mattress and $35 per box spring. Vendor reserves the right to refuse any item it cannot recycle. No furniture or frames. No wet or soiled items.

Propane tanks: Residential tanks only. $10.

Porcelain toilets and sinks: Remove toilet seats, hardware and base wax rings. $25.

Refrigerators/freezers/air conditioners: $35 per refrigerator or freezer. $35 for each household air conditioner.

Tires: Limit 6 passenger tires per household (18 inches and below) free of charge. $3.00 for extra tires off rim. $6 for all passenger tires on rims. $10 for each large truck tire, and $20 for each truck tire on rim. No oversized tires accepted. Service will be provided until the truck is full.

No flat beds or dump trucks allowed. They reserve the right to refuse oversized, commercial, contaminated, excessive or unacceptable loads. Secure your load; it’s the law!

The recycling collection event was made possible due to support from Everett’s Local Solid Waste Financial Assistance (LSWFA) grant from the Washington Department of Ecology. This event is anticipated to divert approximately 60 tons of recyclable household items from the landfill.

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