If you have a lot of junk or recycling to remove from a home, office or other building, going to the Kent dump may be the right option. Large loads can’t go in your usual trash can or just any dumpster you find. Dumpsters usually belong to the property they’re on and not supposed to be used by anyone else.
The Bow Lake Recycling & Transfer Station services Kent and the surrounding area for junk disposal and recycling. The station has separate garbage and recycling facilities, with different hours for each. Be sure that you take note of when each is open if you plan to make a trip to the dump with garbage and/or recycling. If you have any recyclable materials, you should only go when the recycling center is also open, as it has more limited hours.
Kent Dump Hours
Find the hours for the recycling center at the transfer station here:
- Mon-Fri: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Sat-Sun: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The hours for trash disposal are different. For trash, you should go during these times:
- Mon-Thrs: 24 hours
- Fri: 12 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
- Sat-Sun: 8:30 a.m to 5:30 p.m.
Note the difference in the hours. The recycling center is not open nearly as long as the rest of the station, so you should take particular care if you have recycling to get rid of.
In fact, there are some items you can only get rid of during recycling hours. These are: yard waste, textiles, appliances, commingled recyclable materials and tubs and bulbs that contain mercury. If you have any of these materials in your haul, be careful about hours.
New Kent County Dump Fees and Regulations
The full breakdown of the fees for using the dump in Kent, WA, can be found on the station’s disposal fees page.
However, the basic fees for garbage work this way:
- The minimum fee for any haul is $24.25 and this includes surcharge and tax
- The per ton charge is $144.24. The minimum fee covers the first 320 pounds of your haul
- If you have an unsecured load you will be charged a $25 fine. This is in accordance with King County Code 10.12.040, which prohibits unsecured loads
In addition to these rules, there is new guidance as of January 2018 on certain types of materials that are brought to the transfer station. If you have cardboard, scrap metal, clean wood or yard waste, you are now required to separate these materials out and take them to be recycled. Staff at the transfer station can assist if you have any questions about this. This is part of an effort to reduce waste and increase recycling of all recyclable materials.
What To Know Before Going To A Kent City Dump
Before you go to the Kent city dump, you should know whether you have any recycling with you, how much weight you are hauling and whether you have any hazardous materials that require special disposal. Some of these are described above. However, it is easy to miss something, especially if you are making a large haul.
You should also be aware of the hours when the station is open. The safest bet is to go during a time when both the dump and recycling center are open, just in case you have recyclable materials you forgot about or missed when you were taking stock of your haul.
You should also be aware of what you can’t dump, which includes:
- Computers and computer parts
- Propane tanks
- Explosives like fireworks or ammunition
- Large items (more than eight feet long)
- Materials that are burning or smoldering
Kent Dump Junk Removal Services
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