Recycling Collection - Blue Cart

Every-other-week recycling collection is included for free with Garbage service through Recology. Visit the Your Three Carts page on Recology's website to find out what you can recycle in Shoreline. 

Recycle Right

In order to be recycled, materials placed in your blue cart must be properly prepared. Follow these simple steps to recycle right:

  • Empty, clean, and dry food containers, bottles, and tubs
  • Keep excess cardboard from getting wet.
  • Don't bag your recycling - materials should be placed loose in the blue bin
  • Keep plastic bags, cords, and other "tanglers" out of the recycling bin
  • Keep lids closed to prevent material getting wet or blowing away
  • When in doubt, find out! Questions about what is recyclable, call Recology or visit their website to find out. 

Recycle at the Recology Store

Recology provides a storefront located at 15235 Aurora Ave N in Shoreline where residents can take difficult-to-recycle items like car seats, fluorescent lights, electronics and more for recycling, pay bills in person and find a variety of innovative, eco-friendly products for purchase. View the Recology Store flyer (PDF) to learn more about what materials are accepted, limits and how to prepare them. 


Store Location and Hours:

15235 Aurora Ave. N 
(206) 417-3877 
Tues – Sat: 11am - 6pm 
Sun: 11am - 5pm

Items Accepted:

  • Fluorescent Tubes (unbroken, limit 10)
  • Household Batteries (tape ends of batteries, limit 1 gallon)
  • Small Appliances and Electronics (broken or unusable only, limit 3)
  • Textiles (bagged, clean, and dry)
  • Styrofoam (clean, dry, remove tape, bag peanuts)
  • Computers, TVs, and Computer Accessories (functional and NOT functional accepted)
  • Used Bikes and Bike parts
  • Small Propane Cylinders (empty cans only, no tanks)
  • Hard Cover Books (soft cover books can be recycled in curbside carts)
  • Latex Paints and Stains (liquid only, $0.84/gal fee)

Special Item Recycling - Curbside

In addition to standard recycling service, Recology customers can also request Special Item Recycling service at the curb. Customers can set the following items out at the curb for collection with their blue cart:

residential special Item recycling

Tubes/CFL Bulbs

light bulb
No Cost
  • Wrap tubes in newspaper to prevent breakage.
  • Place CFL bulbs in a clear sealable bag.
  • Set on top of recycle cart (not inside).
  • Tubes must be 4 feet long or less.
  • Limit: 2 tubes/bulbs per collection and 10 per year.
 Small Appliances

small appliance

No Cost
  • 2’x 2’x 2’ or smaller and less than 35 lbs.
  • Place on top of blue recycle cart.
  • Limit 2 per collection.
Used Motor Oil

 motor oil can

No Cost
  • Put in leak free one-gallon milk jug with screw-top lid.
  • Label jugs with name and address.
  • Limit 2 gallons per collection.
 Large Appliances

Lg Appliance

 $ Fees apply
  • Call Recology CleanScapes at (206) 763-4444 to inquire about rates and to schedule a pick-up