The City of Kennewick partners with Waste Management and Benton County to manage many forms of solid waste. Please review the material below on this web page and visit Waste Management’s and Benton County County’s web sites to see how you can properly reuse, recycle, or dispose of the following waste:
Mixed Recycling Bin System
|Kennewick has a simple bin recycling system: both bins can be used for mixed recyclables. See details below. Previously, multiple bins were required for what is now combined into one mixed recyclables bin.||Customers can also call 877-466-4668 or visit the Waste Management website to order new or additional bins.|
|Who Can Recycle?|
|Everybody! Residents living inside Kennewick's city limits can recycle at the curb. Everybody can recycle by taking them to conveniently located containers scattered throughout the City or to businesses like Clayton Ward or Pacific Recycling.|
|Mixed Recycling Bin|
|Paper, mail, envelopes, magazines, catalogs, phone books, paper boxes (cereal boxes, etc.), gift wrap, newspapers (everything in the daily newspaper is recyclable.) Paper food containers - empty and clean paper cups, cartons, frozen food boxes.||Plastic bottles and containers - plastic cups, bottles, jugs and dairy tubs (clean, empty, and flatten - no caps or lids). Metal cans and containers - empty and clean aluminum, steel and tin cans and containers (no lids, aerosol cans okay if empty).|
|Place Next to Bins||Extra Recyclables|
|Cardboard - flatten, bundle and place next to recycling bins, no larger than 3 feet by 3 feet. Motor oil - place used motor oil in plastic one-gallon containers that have screw on caps. Motor Oil - place used motor oil in plastic one-gallon containers that have screw-on caps.
Do Not Place These Items in Recycling
-Foam cups, foam containers or packing material
-Food or food-covered recyclables
-Plastic bags (Reuse or recycle at grocery stores.)
-Plastic trays, plates, utensils
-Scrap metal or propane tanks of any size
-Shredded paper. Paper mills don't want shredded paper and shredded paper is difficult to sort from other recyclables.
-Toxic containers (auto products, pesticides, etc.)
-Window glass, ceramics, mirrors, fluorescent bulbs or tubes
|There is no limit on the amount of clean recyclables you can set out for curbside collection. Put recyclables that don't fit in your bins in a bag or cardboard boxes (size limit 3 feet by 3 feet by 3 feet) placed close to the bins.
Recycling and preventing waste can sometimes reduce garbage enough for residents to order a smaller garbage container for a lower rate.
Important - Empty clean recyclables out of bags and boxes and put them loose in your bins so that they can be easily identified and sorted at the recycling center.
|NO glass in recycling. (Reuse or recycle at grocery stores).
NO motor oil in recycling. (Reuse or recycle at grocery stores).
NO plastic bags in recycling. (Reuse or recycle at grocery stores).
NO shredded paper in recycling. Paper mills don't want shredded paper and shredded paper is difficult to sort from other recyclables.
|Where to Recycle?|
|Drop Box Locations||Recycle Sites|
|- Bermuda Fire Station, 7704 S Bermuda Road
- Chevron, Corner of Keene and Queensgate
- 2721 W Kennewick Avenue and Highway 395
Kennewick, WA 99336
|- Clayton Ward Recycling, 119 E Albany
- HVAC Recovery: A/C-Refrigerators-Freezers
- Pacific Recycling, 315 S Gum Street
- Waste Management Transfer Station, 2627 S Ely Street
|Please do not leave garbage or unacceptable items at the
drop-off containers. For more information, contact Waste
|Types of Waste & How to Dispose of them|
|E-Cycle Washington has a website that may be of assistance when trying to locate places in or around your area to recycle a variety of items, from appliances to plastic bags. Click on their link, 1800recycle.wa.gov for more information.||The GIS Department has created an interactive map to help you find drop off locations and information about how to dispose of materials properly. Once there, use the “Materials Accepted” drop down to filter for the type of material you wish to dispose of and click on the point to find directions on how to get there.|
|Household Hazardous Waste Interactive Map|
|The list below is another great place to start. Click on any of the common wastes and find out what waste disposal options are available to you. Whether it is through recycling, composting, repurposing, or other disposal means, our goal is to help you find solutions for your waste needs.|
Medicine and Medical Waste
Paper, Plastic, Metal – incl. Grocery Bags
Pesticides and Fertilizers
Smoke DetectorsWaste Collection Service (Garbage)
If you are interested in learning what to do with any of the material listed below, visit the following Benton County websites