King County residents once again have the option to drop off recyclable materials at transfer stations in Shoreline, Kirkland and Renton.
The county issued a news release Monday saying the popularity of the service—as well as funding from newly increased solid-waste fees—prompted officials to restore it.
“We heard from many residents in these communities who liked the convenience of recycling at transfer stations, and we want to ensure that recyclable materials continue to be collected for recycling—rather than thrown away with the garbage,” Pat D. McLaughlin, director of the county's solid waste division, said in a statement.
The county cut its transfer station recycling program in 2012 to reduce costs and eliminate duplication with curbside pickup service.
Residents are asked to help keep transfer station costs down by property sorting their recylable items and not mixing these materials with garbage. Information on what items are and are not recyclable is available on the King County Solid Waste Division website.
The Shoreline Recycling & Transfer Station is located at 2300 N 165th St. in Shoreline. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.