Image courtesy the Enumclaw Expo Center.

Image courtesy the Enumclaw Expo Center.

Recycling event at Expo Center can help your spring cleaning

The annual Enumclaw Collection event is June 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Got some large, heavy unwantables you need to recycle, or maybe some environmentally-hazardous materials? Then bring them to the 26th annual Enumclaw Collection event, held at the Expo Center on June 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The event is billed as helping local residents safely and responsibly dispose of more than 2.5 million pounds of materials since its inception.

There are several items being accepted at the event:

• Tires: Up to 6 passenger tires per household for free. There are additional fees for tires off rim ($1.50), on rim ($3), truck tires ($9), and truck tires on rim ($18). Only cash will be accepted. No oversized tires will be accepted.

• Motor oil, filters, and antifreeze: Please limit all containers to 5 gallons or less, with a limit of 50 gallons. Do not mix oil or antifreeze with other substances.

• Lead acid batteries

• Batteries: AAAA, AAA, AA, A, B, C, D, and cellphone batteries.

• Rechargeable batteries: Limit weight to under 2 pounds.

• Cardboard: Flattened and uncoated.

• Propane Tanks: Maximum tank size is 7 pounds.

• Household goods and clothes: In good condition only.

• Porcelain toilets and sinks: Remove toilet seats, hardware, wax rings, etc. $15 charge, cash only.

• Bulky wood: Logs and tree branches more than 6 inches in diameter, clean wood, plywood, and other untreated and unpainted wood. No other yard debris. A tarp should lay under the material for moving ease.

• Appliances and scrap metal: Drain oil and gas from any auto parts. Water heaters with insulation coating will cost $5, cash only. Other metals with insulation, rubber or oil coating, or may have previously contained gasoline will not be accepted. Light fixture ballasts and sealed drums will not be accepted.

• Fridges freezers: $30, cash only.

• Air conditioners: $35, cash only.

• Computer and electronic equipment: No TV sets or computer monitors.

• Mattresses and box springs: $15, cash only. No frames or furniture.

Attendees are advised not to bring any sort of construction debris, garbage, furniture, or window glass.

The city of Enumclaw will be selling recycled-plastic rain barrels at the event for $25. Supplied are limited.

If you can’t attend the June 1 event, King County’s Wastemobile will be at the Expo Center Friday, May 31, and Sunday, June 2, and will be able to accept some of the above items. Go to www.hazwastehelp.org for more information.

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