Take advantage of year-round recycling opportunities, for household batteries, prescription medications, televisions, computers and more. Use the links below for more information about where to recycle various items.

What Do I Do With...?

Where To Take It - Brochure listing where to take various products for recycling

What Do I Do With...? - King County website listing where to take various products for recycling

Batteries - Household Battery Recycling

Shoreline residents can recycle household batteries at no-cost. Recycled alkaline batteries are added to steel to be made into re-bar for use in new construction, and the hazardous waste is re-used whenever possible. Collections bins are set up at the following locations:
  • Bartell Drugs - Photo Center
    18420 Aurora Avenue N
  • City Hall lobby
    17500 Midvale Avenue N
  • Walgreens - Photo Center
    14510 Aurora Avenue N
    17524 Aurora Avenue N
    17518 15th Avenue NE
  • Household Hazardous Waste Facility
    12550 Stone Avenue N, Seattle

Battery types accepted include: alkaline, carbon zinc, lithium, lithium-ion, nickel cadmium, nickel metal-hydride, and small rechargeable lead acid batteries less than 2 pounds. 

In 2018, Shoreline residents recycled 7,885 pounds of batteries, keeping them out of the landfill and protecting the environment from hazardous waste. Thank you!

Cooking Oil Recycling

Shoreline residents have two options for recycling used kitchen oil: 

  • Central Market - Shoreline 
    *Collect grease and oil in a secure contain with a lid
    15505 Westminster Way N
    Shoreline, WA 98133
    Tank (black) located in back of the store, near loading dock.
  • Curbside Collection (with recycling service by Recology)
    *Remove any contaminants, seal in a leak-free, clear plastic jug with a screw top lid
    *Label jug with name and address
    *Place jug on ground next to blue cart (limit 3 gallons per collection)

Cooking oil is refined into biodiesel fuel, which is purchased by CleanScapes to fuel garbage trucks! 

Construction, Demolition and Land Clearing Debris

Debris generated from construction, demolition and land clearing, also known as CDL, can include materials such as wood, concrete, drywall, masonry, siding, roofing, structural metal, wire, insulation and asphalt.

Visit King County's What Do I Do With...? site to find businesses that can recycle CDL.

Electronics Recycling

The Washington State Department of Ecology has the E-Cycle Washington program in place to provide responsible recycling of various electronics.



  • Recology Store Shoreline
    15235 Aurora Ave N.
  • Deseret Industries - Donation Center
    17935 Aurora Ave N
  • Shoreline Goodwill - Donation Center
    14500 15th Ave NE

Electronics Accepted

  • Televisions
  • Computers
  • Computer monitors
  • Portable or laptop computers including tablet computers
  • E-readers (also called e-book readers)
  • Portable DVD players

To recycle additional electronics that are not included in the E-Cycle Washington program, visit Electronics and Appliances Recycling at Best Buy.

Paper Shredding 

Confidential paper shredding services are offered at free community events listed on the Washington State Office of the Attorney General website. Local fee-based shredding services are also available at:

  • OfficeMax
    1345 N 205th Street, Shoreline
    (206) 546-6016
  • The UPS Store 
    20126 Ballinger Way NE, Shoreline, WA 98155
  • (206) 367-6400

Listed businesses are for informational purposes only and do not constitute an endorsement by the City of Shoreline. 

Prescription Medicines

Unwanted medicines that are flushed down toilets or thrown into the trash may end up in our surface and ground waters, impacting aquatic organisms, wildlife, our health, and  environment. You can safely dispose of unwanted medicines at the following locations:
  •  QFC Pharmacy - Richmond Beach
    600 NW Richmond Beach Rd
    (206) 542-5469
  • International Community Health Services - Shoreline Pharmacy
    16549 Aurora Ave N
    (206) 533-2600
  • Shoreline Police Station - City Hall
    17500 Midvale Ave N
    (206) 801-2710

 For more information, visit: Take Back Your Medications