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  • New Hazardous Waste Info from King County

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    Haz Waste Collections Reopening: Website Updates for the week of May 11, 2020 and beyond

    Residents

    North and South Seattle drop-off sites are open with reduced hours, but only visit if necessary
    Starting May 15, Seattle collection sites will be open and operating on the following schedule:

    • The South Seattle collection site, located at 8100 2nd Ave. S. in Seattle will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday only.
    • The North Seattle collection site, located at 12550 Stone Ave. N. in Seattle will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sunday and Monday only.

    These hours of operation will remain in place until further notice. If you would like to receive service updates, please contact us at haz.waste@kingcounty.gov or 206-296-4692.

    Factoria and Auburn drop-off locations are open, but only visit if necessary
    The Factoria facility and the year-round Wastemobile in Auburn are open. However, we encourage you to postpone your trip unless necessary. If you are unable to delay your visit, we recommend you do the following:

    • Practice social/physical distancing by keeping at least 6 feet of space between yourself and others.
    • If you are sick or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, or if someone in your household is, we ask that you do not visit a drop-off site.
    • At the Factoria facility, bring proof of your residency in King County. Means of verifying residence include: government-issued ID, vehicle registration, utility bill, or rental agreement. Learn more about this policy on the King County Solid Waste Division website.


    We encourage you to postpone non-essential visits

    The Hazardous Waste Management Program urges customers to follow Governor Inslee's "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" order and to hold on to hazardous waste items that don't require immediate disposal. If you delay your visit, please follow this guide for tips on safely storing your hazardous waste (pdf) until you can properly dispose of it.

    Businesses

    North and South Seattle drop-off sites are open with reduced hours, but only visit if necessary
    Starting May 15, Seattle collection sites will be open and operating on the following schedule:

    • The South Seattle collection site, located at 8100 2nd Ave. S. in Seattle will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday only.
    • The North Seattle collection site, located at 12550 Stone Ave. N. in Seattle will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sunday and Monday only.

    These hours of operation will remain in place until further notice. If you would like to receive service updates, please contact us at business.waste@kingcounty.gov or 206-
    263-8899
    .

    Factoria drop-off site and year-round Wastemobile in Auburn are open, but only visit if necessary
    The Factoria facility and the year-round Wastemobile in Auburn are open for households and Small Quantity Generators (SQGs). However, we encourage you to postpone non-essential visits. If you are unable to delay your visit, we recommend you do the following:

    • As an SQG, it is mandatory to bring a disposal form pre-filled out with you. Click here to fill out the SQG disposal form.
    • Practice social/physical distancing by keeping at least 6 feet of space between yourself and others.
    • We ask that you do not visit a drop-off site if someone in your household or workplace is sick or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.
    • At the Factoria facility, bring proof of your personal or business residence in King County. Means of verifying residence include: government-issued ID, vehicle registration, utility bill, or rental agreement. Learn more about this policy on the King County Solid Waste Division website.

    If you plan to delay your trip, please follow this guide for businesses on safely storing your hazardous waste (pdf) until you can properly dispose of it.


  • Waste Pickup Update from Republic Services

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    An important update from Republic Services, the trash, recycling, and yard waste service within the City of Sammamish:

    "With the onset of COVID–19 and the health concerns that are taking place in our communities, we want to keep you updated as to what we are doing at Republic Services.

    We are still running all of our collection routes at this time. We do have some concerns with loose materials around the carts and containers. That being said, for all those involved, we are implementing some temporary guidelines to protect our customers, our drivers and our communities. Effective Tuesday, March 24:

    Residential:

    Due to health concerns for the Public and our Drivers, until further notice we will only collect trash that is stored in Republic Carts or personal owned cans. Extra trash must be bagged or stored in an additional cart or can.

    If you have extra Recycle or Yard waste, it must be in an cart or can. We will not pick up any loose/bundled/bagged material outside a cart or can.

    In addition, we are suspending all bulky waste collections until further notice.

    Commercial:

    Due to health concerns for the Public and our Drivers, until further notice we will only pick up trash that is in your container unless it is bagged. Anything outside the container that is not bagged will not be collected.

    If you have recycle, our drivers will only pick up recycle that is stored inside your container. We will not pick up anything outside your container."