Spring Cleaning Guide: What goes where in Bellevue & on the Eastside
It’s Spring Cleaning time! Whether you are clearing out closets or sorting through the attic, there are multiple local resources to take advantage of to ensure you are properly disposing of any unique items, as well as recycling any eligible materials.
Seattle Public Utilities has a “Where Does It Go?” tool on its website, and the City of Bellevue also has a guide for things like appliances, batteries, scrap metal, and much more.
Consider donating those in good condition to the nonprofits below, or look into King County’s ThreadCycle program for any damaged clothing and linens.
- Mary’s Place: In high needs of maternity clothes, towels, pillowcases, twin sheets, blankets and new or gently-used pillows, and the like. Donations can be dropped off Monday through Saturday between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. (4521 6th Ave S. Seattle, WA 98108)
- The Sophia Way: Clothing suitable for women ages 18 to 80, particularly sizes large and above. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate drop off!
- KidVantage: An organization for kids, KidVantage accepts donations of clothing for children from birth through age 12, maternity clothing (especially larger sizes), baby gear, shoes, blankets, bedding, and the like. Check out each center’s donation hours here.
Hopelink takes food donations! As of now, their highest need is for canned meals, canned meat, cereal and oatmeal, beans, fruit (canned, fresh, or dried), grains, pre-packaged snacks, nut butters, and vegetables (corn, carrots, and peas preferred). All of Hopelink's service centers accept food donations during their hours of operation, which can be found here.
Furniture Collecting Dust?
The NW Furniture Bank will take your gently used furniture, housewares, kitchen items, linens, and other items to make a house a home for their clients. They will even come pick it up!
Headed to the Thrift Shop?
Drop off your goods at:
Other Ways to Clean Up & Do Good:
- Light bulbs containing mercury can be unsafe to handle and dispose of — find a LightRecycle donation center here.
- Medical waste also can be a tricky one — drop off or mail-in your old and unused drugs at various spots throughout Bellevue.
- Usable electronics can go to InterConnection, while broken or otherwise non-functioning electronics can be disposed of through the E-Cycle Washington program.