Hopefully this post will be of use to anyone living in the downtown Bellevue, WA area. I got tired of repeatedly looking up the various places to recycle my stuff, so here they are. This is not a comprehensive list, but instead favors places that are free or inexpensive.

AAA/AA/C/D NiCad BATTERIES, UPS/LANTERN/ALARM/WHEELCHAIR BATTERIES, BUTTON CELL (WATCH) BATTERIES
No batteries over 12 pounds. No car batteries. Limit of 6 items per customer per day.
Staples (Bellevue) [MAP]
1645 140th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98005
425-373-3335

ALKALINE BATTERIES
Alkaline batteries can be safely thrown in the trash. In case you missed the memo 15 years ago (as I did :)), alkaline batteries haven’t contained mercury since 1997.

CELLS PHONES / MOBILE PHONES, CELL PHONE BATTERIES
Bartell Drugs [MAP]
10116 NE 8th Street
Bellevue, WA 98004
425-454-3111

CFL BULBS (*not* the long tubes)
Bartell Drugs [MAP]
10116 NE 8th Street
Bellevue, WA 98004
425-454-3111

–OR–
Ikea (Renton) [MAP]
601 SW 41st St.
Renton, WA 98057
425-656-2980

FLUORESCENT BULBS (long tubes)
Recycling costs $0.49 per bulb.
Kelsun Distributors [MAP]
13000 Bel-Red Rd, #206
Bellevue, WA 98005
425-453-1199

STYROFOAM
Ikea (Renton) [MAP]
601 SW 41st St.
Renton, WA 98057
425-656-2980

COMPUTERS/LAPTOPS, MONITORS, TVs, STEREOS, PRINTERS (fee), SCANNERS (fee)
PC Recycle (Bellevue) [MAP]
13107 NE 20th St., Suite 2
Bellevue, WA 98005
425-881-4444

ALUMINUM CANS, PAPER, CARDBOARD, PLASTIC BOTTLES, GLASS
Just use your home recycling bin. Call me Captain Obvious. 🙂

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