Choose to Reuse Saturday in Lake Forest Park

Monday, June 17, 2019

Saturday, June 22, 2019
10am – 2pm 
City of Lake Forest Park
City Hall, lower level Town Center
Bothell at Ballinger Way NE

You are invited to the Choose to Reuse event where your unwanted household items you thought about taking to the dump may now find a new home! 

This event is designed to divert goods from the waste stream and make them available to neighbors and non-profits who can use them. 

Heard the saying, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure!? Not only can you bring down unwanted household items, but you can pick up items to reuse or repurpose! You do not have to drop something off to pick something up.
To drop items off, bring your Choose to Reuse postcard or proof of LFP residency, but remember ANYONE can take items home. Cutoff for dropping items off is 1:00pm.

Review the list of acceptable items you can bring to the event. All items must be in good working order! If the item is accepted, someone will then have the opportunity to bring it home to reuse or repurpose. 

2018 Choose to Reuse
Mayor Jeff Johnson, left
Photo by Jerry Pickard

The following list is not comprehensive but provides suggestions for accepted and not accepted goods and materials. If you are unsure of an item call staff at 206-957-2814 before the event.

Accepted Items:
  • Gardening and Landscaping Tools
  • Furniture
  • Most Consumer Electronics (NO TV’s, Computers or Monitors)
  • Barbecues
  • Vanities, Doors, and other building materials in good working condition
  • Sporting and Exercise Equipment
  • Hobbyist Supplies
  • Toys, Books, and Games
  • Artwork
  • Items in good condition that can be given away!
An extended list of ACCEPTABLE ITEMS here:

NOT Accepted:
  • Garbage (no waste service available)
  • Yard Waste
  • Recyclables
  • Items that are broken or in poor condition
  • Textiles (clothes, drapes, bedding)
  • Mattresses and Box Springs
  • Televisions
  • Computers and Monitors
  • Propane tanks and other compressed gas cylinders
  • Satellite Dishes
  • Refrigerators
  • Railroad Ties
  • Tire or Automotive Parts
  • Bathtubs or Shower Stalls
  • Pianos and Organs
  • Windows
  • Hazardous Waste, including motor oil, pesticides, fertilizers, etc.
Information on Hazardous waste disposal here


This event is not a swap meet!! Choose to Reuse is hosted by the City to facilitate the exchange of usable items to reduce waste and encourage reuse and repurpose.

The City does not warrant or guarantee the quality of any item. Participants dropping items off do not have to stay until the end of the event. To drop items off, bring your Choose to Reuse postcard or proof of LFP residency, but remember ANYONE can take items home. Cutoff for dropping items off is 1:00pm.

Items are intended for free reuse/repurpose and not for resale or person profit. If you are interested in reselling items, please comeback at the END of the day to see what is left. For additional information call: 206-957-2814.

Unclaimed items will be disposed of properly at the end of the event.


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