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Summer Recycling Collection Event and Recycling Products Sale, June 1

KENT, Wash. – May 16, 2013 – The annual Summer Recycling Collection Event and Recycling Products Sale will take place Saturday, June 1, at the Kent Phoenix Academy parking lot at 11000 SE 264th St., Kent, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Besides bringing items not easily recycled at the curb, Kent residents will have the opportunity to purchase rain barrels, composters, and new this summer, worm composting bins. 


Recyclers will accept appliances, refrigerators and freezers, toilets, sinks and mattresses. Residents may also bring batteries and small electronics.  Computers and TV’s can be recycled free of charge at E-Cycle Washington designated collection sites 


Concrete, rocks, asphalt and brick will be accepted and should be placed on a tarp, plastic sheet or in buckets to speed up unloading.  The Shred-It of Washington truck will offer free shredding of up to three file-sized boxes of documents per vehicle.   


Staff from WestSide Baby will collect children’s car and booster seats.  Seats less than six years old will be placed back into circulation for reuse.  Seats not meeting safety standards will be dismantled and recycled. 


Some items require cash-only fees to recycle them. For a complete list of accepted items and fees, visit KentRecycles.com 


This event is funded by grants from the Department of Ecology, King County Solid Waste and the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program. 



Gina Hungerford, City of Kent