During this busy time, it is easy to get overwhelmed—especially with the moving process. Students may be tempted to abandon unwanted furniture, electronics, and other items on sidewalks or in alley ways instead of properly disposing them. Illegal dumping is not only an eyesore, it can be hazardous to humans, animals, and the environment. Fortunately, the Husky Neighborhood Clean Up is here to help!
To help prevent illegal dumping, trucks from Goodwill, UW Recycling, and Waste Management will gather for three days near University of Washington’s Greek Row to provide free removal services for students. Remember to bring your Husky ID if you stop by.
- June 8, June 9, and June 12, 2017
- 17th Avenue NE & NE 47th Street
- Bulky items (furniture, mattresses, rugs)
- Electronic waste (TVs, computers, keyboards, etc.)
- Recyclable items (cans, cardboard, metal, plastic, and wood)
Other recycling and reuse resources
Got an item that doesn’t fit into the three accepted categories for the Husky Neighborhood Clean Up? Don’t worry, there are more resources to help you recycle items to give them new life.
Clothes, linens, and shoes
- Consider donating these items, or do a closet swap with your friends, family, or neighbors.
- Thanks to Threadcycle, ripped, holey, or stained clothes and linens can be recycled and turned into new products. Learn what items are accepted and where to take them at kingcounty.gov/threadcycle.
- Have a pile of books you don’t need anymore? Donate them to pass on the gift of knowledge to someone else. Check out Discover Books, or Friends of The Seattle Public Library.
- Keep electronics out of the landfill by recycling them with the Take It Back Network.
Other appliances, furniture, and building supplies
- Seattle Habitat for Humanity Store takes donations of new and used home improvement items such as furniture, appliances, and building materials.
- Freecycle Seattle is a nonprofit movement of all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills. Neighbors give and receive a variety of items (for free).
For more information about illegal dumping, including how to report instances of illegal dumping on public property, click here.
The Husky Neighborhood Clean Up is a partnership between the University of Washington and Seattle Public Utilities.