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Redeveloped Factoria Recycling and Transfer Station enhances recycling and disposal options


With the multi-year modernization project at King County’s new Factoria Recycling and Transfer Station in Bellevue completed, customers now have more recycling and disposal options than ever.


Factoria Grand Opening 2017

King County officially dedicated the Factoria Recycling and Transfer Station in Bellevue today, and customers now have more recycling and disposal options than ever.

“I am committed to improving the efficiency and quality of the services we provide to county residents, and this new station delivers said King County Executive Dow Constantine. “In just one example, the new compactors at Factoria improved the efficiency of each trailer hauled from this station, which translates into fewer trucks on the road and reduced climate pollution.”

Located at 13800 SE 32nd St., Bellevue, the new facility offers a wide array of recycling services, including major appliances, yard waste, clean wood, scrap metal, commingled recyclables, textiles, and more.

Additionally, a new household hazardous waste (HHW) facility allows customers a place to dispose of their HHW materials in an environmentally responsible way.

Garbage disposal services were not disrupted during the three-year reconstruction project, which included the demolition and removal of the old facility, the building of a new retention wall, and the installation of public art.

Recycling and garbage disposal services at Factoria are available Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. HHW disposal services are available Tuesday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

This redevelopment project moves the County ahead by bringing efficiencies and enhancing service. In addition to areas for recycling and HHW disposal, key features of the new solid waste transfer building include:

  • A flat-floor design that allows for easier unloading of garbage, better traffic flow and expanded capacity that help reduce customer wait times; and
  • Sustainable design features that improve energy efficiency, including translucent skylights and window panels that allow natural light into the building, rainwater harvesting, recycled content building materials such as steel, asphalt, and concrete, and landscaping with drought-tolerant plants.

King County operates eight transfer stations, two drop-boxes, the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill, and many programs to help customers recycle. Learn more about the Solid Waste Division at