Starting Jan 2, 2018 cardboard, scrap metal and yard waste will not be accepted as garbage. They must be recycled. There is no charge for recycling these items except for yard and food waste. Yard and food waste fees are less than half the fees for garbage.
“When recyclable materials are put back into the economy, they help create local jobs while conserving natural resources by reducing the need to create new products from virgin materials.”
Granny’s Atticis a non-profit that takes a wide range of items and resells them. They provide charitable health-care support for island residents.
Vashon FreeCycleis a local Yahoo! group for the free exchange of goods and services.
The Vashon Transfer Stationaccepts glass, aluminum and tin cans, paper, some plastics, cardboard, clothing, fluorescent tubes and metals There is no longer any need to separate items except for, textiles, fluorescent bulbs and large metal pieces. Limit 10 fluorescent bulbs and tubes per person per day.