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Kent Fall Recycling Event on Oct. 20

The annual Fall Recycling Collection Event in Kent runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, October 20 at Russell Road Park, 24400 Russell Road. - COURTESY PHOTO
The annual Fall Recycling Collection Event in Kent runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, October 20 at Russell Road Park, 24400 Russell Road.
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The annual Fall Recycling Collection Event in Kent runs from from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, October 20 at Russell Road Park, 24400 Russell Road.

Residents can bring those items that are not easily recycled at the curb including appliances, mattresses, even toilets and sinks.

They also can bring batteries and electronics other than computers or TVs, as these can be recycled free of charge, year-round at E-Cycle Washington designated collection sites. For a list of these sites, visit ecyclewashington.org.

Concrete, rocks, asphalt and bricks will also be accepted at the event. Please place these items on a tarp, plastic sheet or in buckets to speed up unloading. Tires and petroleum products will be collected as well.

The Shred-It of Washington Truck will offer free shredding of up to 3 file-sized boxes of documents per vehicle. V&G StyroRecycling will be on hand to collect Styrofoam blocks and peanuts.

New this year, WestSide Baby staffers will be on site to collect children’s car and booster seats. Seats less than 6 years old will be placed back into circulation for reuse. Seats not meeting safety standards will be dismantled and recycled.

For a complete list of accepted items and fees, visit KentRecycles.com.

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

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