After a brief pause in service, King County’s Solid Waste Division again offers free recycling of Styrofoam and plastic bags and wraps at its Bow Lake and Shoreline recycling and transfer stations. Materials must be empty, clean, and dry.
StoryOld plastic bags, wraps, and Styrofoam packaging can now be recycled again at two conveniently located King County transfer stations.
After a brief pause in service at the end of 2022, King County’s Solid Waste Division is resuming free recycling for Styrofoam and plastic film packaging at the Bow Lake and Shoreline recycling and transfer stations.
Drop-off locations at the Bow Lake and Shoreline stations offer more options for customers looking to recycle plastics and Styrofoam, which cannot go in curbside recycling bins.
For Styrofoam, customers can recycle white blocks that are clean and dry. Remove any tape, labels, or other contamination or garbage. Soft or flexible foam and packing peanuts are not accepted.
Recyclable plastic film includes grocery or bread bags, dry cleaning bags, bubble wrap and other clear plastic wraps that are empty, clean, and dry. Remove any tape, trash or paper that may be attached. Garbage and “zipper” style storage bags are not accepted.
This service is being provided by King County Solid Waste Division in partnership with Styro Recycle.
For questions about how and where to recycle items such as packing materials, furniture, electronics and more, please visit King County’s “What do I do with…?” website at Kingcounty.gov/WhatDoIDoWith or call the Solid Waste Division customer service desk at 206-477-4466 or 711 TTY Relay.
Bow Lake Recycling and Transfer Station
Shoreline Recycling and Transfer Station
King County’s “What do I do with…?”
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Joe Basile, Solid Waste Division, 206-848-0496