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City-Sponsored Recycling Event Oct. 27

The City of Mercer Island will offer residents a free opportunity to recycle clutter and items unsafe for landfill disposal like alkaline batteries, motor oil and styrofoam on Oct. 27 at the Mercer Island boat Launch.

Safely dispose of the old equipment and household items that are cluttering your basement or garage at the Mercer Island Autumn Recycling Event on Saturday, October 27th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Mercer Island Boat Launch.

The community event is a chance to safely dispose of old equipment and household items cluttering basements and garages. The City reminds all recyclers that only certain items can be accepted at the event. For a complete list of these items, click here.

New at this recycling event are some items that are being accepted on a trial basis. These include:

    •    Styrofoam blocks and packing peanuts
    •    Mattresses ($10 fee)
    •    Clean scrap wood

Although computers and monitors are not accepted at the event, Mercer Island has a permanent E-Cycle Washington location at 7835 SE 30th Street for recycling these items as well as televisions, laptops, and e-readers. (Contact: 206-230-8188)
 
As always, staff from Mercer Island Youth and Family Services will be on site accepting donations for the Food Pantry. Cash or non-perishable food items are appreciated. The Food Pantry serves only Island residents and has seen its use nearly triple in the past four years.
 
Contact Cheryl Manriquez for additional information about Food Pantry donations at cheryl.manriquez@mercergov.org.

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