The City of Federal Way provides and supports community recycling options and activities that go beyond regular garbage and recycling services. These include Recycling Events, Green Living Workshops, Federal Way Farmers Market Environmental Day, the South King Tool Library and more.
The City holds free recycling events each spring and fall for residents to drop off a variety of items that are not usually collected at curbside (and/or banned from regular disposal). Items include: large branches, major appliances, mattresses, tires, confidential documents, electronics, Styrofoam and more. Events are typically held on the third Saturday of April and fourth Saturday of September, 9 AM - 3 PM, in the Wild Waves Parking Lot at 36892 Milton Rd S, Federal Way. Recycling Events
The City sponsors free workshops on Green Living topics including composting, edible gardening, rain barrels, solar energy, climate change, backyard chickens and more. Workshops are currently held at Marlene's Market and other places in the Community, so please check the schedule for topics, dates and locations. Green Living Workshops
The City is supporting a citizens group to create South King County's first Tool Library which will open in mid-2017 at the Federal Way Senior Center, 4016 S 352nd St, Auburn. A Tool Library is like a regular library that loans out tools and equipment, instead of books. Tool Libraries can foster a sense of community and connectedness with neighbors, and ease the burden of buying or renting tools needed for home or yard projects. The South King Tool Library (SKTL) will be a community not-for-profit organization providing access to tools, equipment and information to both residents and volunteer organizations in the area. The variety of tools and equipment at SKTL will vary depending upon donations and community needs, but SKTL plans to loan out extension ladders, weed eaters, sawz-alls, leaf blowers, hand trucks, shop vacs, carpet shampooers, folding tables and more! South King Tool Library
The City is partnering with the King County EcoConsumer program to offer free Repair Cafes where skilled "fixer" volunteers will help repair damaged or broken household items including electronics, furniture and clothing! At the first event, over 2/3 of the 37 items brought were fully repaired while other items were checked to determine the specialty parts needed for residents to order and complete repairs at home. Repair Cafes