Starting in July LFP residents can recycle almost everything at the curb

Wednesday, June 20, 2018


The City of Lake Forest Park just renegotiated its contract with Republic Services, resulting in a huge list of items which now can be put at the curb.

Starting this July, residents may add these items at the curb. Please note any special preparation or need to call-in to schedule a separate pick-up.

Republic Services Residential: 206-682-9730

Recyclable Item
Curb
Call-in
Handling Instructions
Limitations
Small appliances – Microwave ovens, toaster ovens
X
Call to request pick-up at least three days before regular collection day
Single family only.
Electronics – Computer equipment, VCRs, DVD players, audio equipment, televisions, cell phones and other equipment containing circuit boards
X
Call to request pick-up at least three days before regular collection day
Scrap electronics that are no bigger than 2 feet by 2 feet per unit in size and less than 60 pounds per unit. Single family only.
Fluorescent Tubes and Bulbs
X
Wrap tubes in newspaper and secure with tape. Mark “Fluorescent Tubes”. Place bulbs in a sealed bag. Place next to recycling cart.
Limit: Two (2) tubes per collection, ten (10) tubes per year. No tubes longer than 4 feet. Single family only.
Household Batteries – All alkaline, button, and rechargeable batteries
X
Place rechargeable and non- rechargeable batteries in separate, sealed clear bags. Place on top of recycling Cart.
Single family only.
Motor Oil
X
Place in screw-top plastic jugs, labeled with the Customer’s address and placed next to the Customer’s Recycling Cart.
Up to three (3) gallons of motor oil per week that is free from contaminants
Rigid Plastics – All five-gallon buckets, PVC pipes, laundry baskets, plastic lawn furniture, plastic toys, coolers, and Nalgene bottles
X
X Large Items
Place items in or next to recycling Cart. One dimension of object must be less than 2”.
Call at least three days before regular collection day to collect large (i.e. all dimensions greater than 2”). Single family only.
Scrap Metal – All ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metal, including lids > 3” free of wood, rubber, and other contaminants
X
X Large Items
Small items: Place in recycling Container or secure (e.g. bundle or box) next to recycling Container.
Small items: Less than 2’ x 2’ and 35 lbs. Less than 5% non-metal parts. Large items: Larger than 2’ x 2’. Call to request
Recyclable Item
Curb
Call-in
Handling Instructions
Limitations
Large items: Call to request pickup at least 24 hours before regular service day.
pick-up. Single family only
StyrofoamTM Blocks – Clean expanded polystyrene (blocks, sheets, cups, and take-out containers) and expanded polyethylene foam (sheets and blocks)
X
Request a pick-up three days before collection day. Contain blocks in a clear or white sealed plastic bag. Secure from wind.
No packing peanuts, lined or sealed foam, or soft foam. Single family only.
Textiles - Clean usable clothing and linens, paired shoes, boots and socks, sheets, towels, tablecloths, curtains, blankets and bedspreads, stuffed animals, purses, wallets, backpacks & totes, belts, hats and caps, scarves
X
Request a pick-up three days before collection day. Placed in a plastic or paper bag. Label "Clothing” and place bag(s) at the curb next to recycling cart.
Single family only.
Used Cooking Oil
X
X
Seal uncontaminated oil (no large solids) in clean, clear, screw-top plastic jugs. Label jugs with name and address and place next to recycling Cart.
Limit: Three (3) gallons per pick-up and ten (10) gallons per year. Single family only.



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