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The City of Federal Way provides and supports community recycling options and activities that go beyond regular garbage and recycling services. These include Recycling Drop-off Events, Green Living Workshops, Repair Cafes and more. 


Recycling Events

The City typically holds free recycling events each spring and fall for residents to drop off a variety of items that are not usually collected at curbside (and/or banned from regular disposal). Items include: large branches, major appliances, mattresses, tires, confidential documents, electronics, Styrofoam and more. Due to COVID-19, Recycling Events have been canceled. Smaller recycling events are being scheduled where a limited number of items can be collected in a socially-distanced manner. Check back as events are continually being scheduled.



Green Living Workshops

The City sponsors free workshops on Green Living topics including composting, edible gardening, rain barrels, solar energy, climate change, backyard chickens and more. Workshops are continually being added, so check the schedule for topics, dates and locations. Green Living Workshops


Shredding Events

The City is coordinating free monthly shredding events in conjunction with local financial institutions to help residents dispose of confidential documents in a secure and environmentally-friendly way (as shredded paper should not be placed in the curbside recycling or yard waste). Full list of events and details are located on the Office of the Attorney General Community Shred Event website.


Repair Cafes

The City is partnering with the South King Tool Library and King County EcoConsumer program to offer free Repair Cafes where skilled "fixer" volunteers will help repair damaged or broken household items including electronics, furniture and clothing! Over 85% of the items brought to events are fully repaired on-site!