Winter is Coming! Clear the Clutter and Prepare with our Styrofoam and Latex Paint Collection Event

Release Date: October 10, 2019
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Wondering what to do with leftover packing peanuts and paint? Recycle? Trash? Keep storing in the garage?

I certainly have neglected my packaging and have left it to the abyss that is my garage. As "Winter is Coming," it’s time to clear our shelves with leftover styrofoam and latex paint and replace it with some really useful goods to prepare for winter, like flashlights and water!

When you’re cleaning it’s good to know how to dispose of certain products. While it might be common knowledge to know what gets recycled, and what gets thrown in the garbage, I've been surprised to find out about so many niche items that might need to be disposed of in a unique way. For example: Styrofoam and Latex Paint

Fortunately, King County’s website provides a fabulous search feature that allows you to search any item to find out how it should properly be disposed. You can find that here:

ALSO...the City is partnering with King County to host a Styrofam and Latex Paint Collection Event THIS WEEKEND!

It will be at Sunny Hills Elementary School on Saturday, October 12, 2019, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.


At this event we will be collecting:


  • White Styrofoam blocks.
  • Packing peanuts (any color).
  • Expanded polystyrene only. Look for the #6 or EPS inside the recycling symbol.


Latex Paint:

  • Paint should be in its original container.
  • Do not mix colors or materials
  • Fees Per Container:
    • $1.25 / quart container,
    • $2.25 / gallon container,
    • $12.25 / 5-gallon container.


We will NOT be collecting:

  • No urethane foam cushions
  • Hot tub covers
  • Expanded polypropylene
  • Foam insulation 
  • Oil-based paints and stains — find drop-off sites at org.


Before You Drop Off:

  • Packing peanuts: please keep in box or bag.
  • Materials must be clean and dry.
  • Paint should be in its original container.
  • Do not mix colors or materials.


For more information on what waste goes where in Sammamish you can find it here:



Date and Time

Saturday, October 12, 2019

9:00 AM to 3:00 PM


Sunny Hills Elementary School

3200 Issaquah-Pine Lake Rd

Sammamish, WA 98074

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