Bellevue Weekend Recycling Event

courtesy: flickr/Mark Morgan

If you’ve been inspired to do some spring cleaning, this weekend’s recycling event is the perfect place to drop off those items that don’t have any usable life left in them.

Saturday, May 26th   9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Bellevue Presbyterian Church   1717 Bellevue Way NE

The event is free  –  accepted items include:

—  auto parts (non-greasy)
— appliances (blenders, dishwashers, washers & dryers, microwaves, stoves,
toasters)
— clean scrap wood (untreated and unpainted)
— electronic equipment (DVD/VCR, cell phones, computer keyboards and mice, copiers, printers, stereos)
— exercise equipment
— lawnmowers (drain oil and gasolines)
— lead acid batteries
— metal  lawn furniture
— rigid plastics (buckets, toys, coolers, lawn furniture, PVC pipe)
— styrofoam blocks & packing materials (white blocks and packing peanuts of any color)

There are fees for some items . . .

— appliances and scrap metal (air conditioners $33, refrigerators/freezers $28, water heaters $5)
–mattresses and box springs $15 per item
–porcelain toilets & sinks $15 each  –  propane tanks ($5 each)  –  small empty camping tanks ($1 each)
–tires – 6 max ($1/each tire, $3.50/each tire on a rim, $5/each large truck tire, $15/each large truck tire on a rim)

Secure shredding is also available  –  limit of 5 file size boxes

ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED – containers that previously or currently contain gas, oil, chemicals or paint

For more information call 425-452-6932

Posted on May 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM
Robin Myers | Category: Bellevue, events, home safety, moving | Tagged , , ,

WA State Requirements When Selling a Home

(courtesy  flickr/US CPSC)

This time of year buying or selling a home goes on the back burner while people focus on the holidays, family and friends. Locally real estate tends to take a break until our “spring” market ramps up in late January.

When preparing a home for sale there’s a typical “to do” list that includes organizing closets, power cleaning,  paint touch-up, repairs, de-cluttering inside the home and sprucing up the landscaping outside the home. There are two important items, required by the State of Washington that can’t be ignored.

The State of Washington (along with many other states) requires carbon monoxide detectors be properly installed throughout the home (https://www.doh.wa.gov) and water heaters be strapped to prevent damage or injury in the event of an earthquake. It is important for many reasons to pay close attention to these items: Continue reading

Posted on December 5, 2017 at 9:45 AM
Robin Myers | Category: carbon monoxide alarms, home financing, home safety, real estate | Tagged , , ,