Upcoming Events

CANCELLED: 2020 Bulky Item Collection Event

Due to COVID-19, The City of Auburn's annual Bulky Item Collection for 2020 is a officially cancelled. We are looking forward to providing the event in April 2021.                

Christmas Tree Recycling Event:  January 4 - 8, 2021

Who can participate?

  • Single-family & Duplex residents: Place your tree/wreath by your carts on garbage collection day by 7:00 AM (6:00 AM for Republic Services customers).
  • Mobile Home Park residents: Check with your property manager on where to place your tree/wreath on garbage collection day by 7:00 AM (6:00 AM for Republic Services customers).
  • Multifamily residents: Place your tree/wreath by the garbage collection area on Monday, January 4 by 6:00 AM. 
  • Business customers: Place your tree/wreath into your yard waste cart. Must have yard waste service.


  • Cut tree into 4 foot pieces or smaller and put into your yard waste cart or next to cart.
  • Tree trunk should be no wider than 4" in diameter.
  • Remove all garland, tinsel, and ornaments.
  • No flocked or imitation trees/wreaths or other debris accepted.
  • Limit 1 tree and wreath per household.
  • Do not block containers for collection.
  • Call the City of Auburn at 253-931-3038 within 24 hours if your are missed for collection. Republic Services customers call 206-682-9735.
Email or call 253-931-3038, option #2.

King County Repair Events

The King County EcoConsumer public outreach program has launched repair groups and events in King County, where people can bring small household items and clothing. Our experienced all-purpose fixers and sewing fixers will work on them, and can help you learn repair too.

Each repair event or group will operate differently, based on the needs of the local community. They might meet only once or twice, or continue meeting every two or three months.

For more information, visit the King County EcoConsumer webpage.  

South King County Tool Library

Tool libraries directly reduce unnecessary consumption. Instead of buying a tool that you use perhaps once a year - such as a pressure washer, table saw or posthole digger - you borrow it!

The South King Tool Library provides equal access to tools and training in order to help maintain neighborhoods, build community and reduce unnecessary consumption. We welcome new members, volunteers and donations. A tool library operates much like a traditional library, allowing borrowers to check out tools and equipment to care for their homes, yards, gardens and more.

Visit South King County Tool Library or Facebook for more information.  

Recycle your used cooking oils & fats for FREE!

Auburn residents can participate in a waste-to-energy program that recycles their used fryer and cooking oil into low carbon biodiesel - and its FREE! Last year the City of Auburn partnered with General Biodiesel to provide residents with a safe, environmentally-friendly way to dispose of used cooking oil and grease. In 2015, 715 gallons of used cooking oil was collected!

If you're like many others, you've probably wondered what to do with your leftover cooking oil. Does it go in the garbage? No. Recycling? No. Yard/food waste? Nope! And it definitely should not go down kitchen drains as this leads to clogs and costly maintenance for homeowners.

Where do you take your oil? The drop-off station (open 24/7) is located at Les Gove Park, 910 9th ST SE, Auburn - just south of the water spray playground. Look for the cooking oil banner hanging on the fence and the black collection tank marked GENERAL BIODIESEL. Be sure to take your transport containers with you and leave nothing behind (except your cooking oil in the tank!), so we can continue to offer this service for FREE to our residents. There are no restrictions on the amount you can bring to recycle.

Tips for transporting used cooking oil:

Please store your cool, used cooking oil in a clear, plastic jug with a secure lid and that is easy to pour from into the large collection container. Only used cooking oil will be accepted at the collection containers.

For more information on how to recycle other liquids, like paint and motor oil, please visit:


Call the City of Auburn Utilities Department at 253-931-3038 or email