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South Recycling & Disposal Station Redevelopment project site.
Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) will redevelop the old South Recycling and Disposal Station site, located near the intersection of 5th Avenue South and South Kenyon Street in Seattle. This 10-acre site is owned by SPU and will be redeveloped to include a recycling and reuse center and the existing household hazardous waste facility, which will be incorporated into the redeveloped site. A new pedestrian path on 5th Avenue South will extend the existing path north of the site. Solid waste trailer and tractor parking will also be onsite for SPU and City use only.
Over the course of 2017, the project team conducted a reevaluation of the project.
This new facility will allow free drop-off of recyclables including mixed recycling similar to the curbside program including glass, mixed paper, plastic and cardboard. Other materials, like metals, used motor oil, batteries, sharps, bicycles and reusable household items, will also be accepted. Customers accessing these services will no longer have to wait in line at the South Transfer Station to drop off these materials.
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) facilities accept—free of charge—a variety of products including oil-based paints, cleaning products, batteries and fluorescent light bulbs and tubes. The existing HHW facility at this location will remain and undergo modifications to improve traffic flow.
This new path along 5th Avenue South will extend the path that already exists north of the site. The path will include landscaping and may include found art displays and/or benches.
Solid waste includes the garbage and yard waste that residents and businesses set out for collection. This site will include some of the facilities needed to support solid waste transfer services such as offices and crew and trailer parking.