Sustainable Sammamish

Sustainable Sammamish Facebook Page

Sustainable Sammamish is a volunteer group in Sammamish whose focus is to further a variety of Sustainability efforts within the city.

Our primary focus at the moment is exploring the possibility of a plastic bag ban in Sammamish.

We are also interested in helping to encourage local businesses to recycle and compost.

Have a sustainability idea you’d like to see happen in the city?  Let us know!

Contact: Sid Gupta


Looking to be more sustainable at home?  Below are some links that will help you recycle and reduce how much you have to send to the landfill every month!

Here’s a great <a href="http://” target=”_blank”>King County link with lots of useful tips and a very helpful “What Do I Do With…” search bar.  

Also from King County, a helpful flyer detailing the types of plastics accepted by retailers who take plastic bags.


If you have…

1. Anything with a plug (smaller than a microwave). Does not need to work:

(examples: old coffee pots, hairdryers, radios, electronic toothbrush, you name it; literally anything with a plug!)

Keppler Feed and Recycling

16442 SE Renton Issaquah Road

(425) 226-5239

They also take microwaves and larger items for a fee – check out website for details

2. Cords, etc:

Best Buy (kiosks, just inside the front doors, for rechargeable (not alkaline) batteries, wires, cords, cables, plastic bags and used gift cards)

6000 E Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE, Issaquah, WA 98029

3. Unwanted children’s toys/clothes/bedroom items:

Value Village or the Blue Truck (they sell to Value Village)

5530 E Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE, Issaquah, WA 98029


Issaquah Food Bank (drop box area after hours)

They have a ‘free store’ where no one pays for any items.

179 1st Ave SE, Issaquah, WA 98027 (Downtown Issaquah near the Community Center)


Sleep Country Mattress Stores  (all locations around Issaquah)

(now called Sleep Train – Foster Kids program)

Will accept ALL kid items, new or gently used.  They advertise for certain wanted items on the radio, but their drop boxes at each store accept ALL items, even those not mentioned in the ads. New or used is fine

4. Broken/ Not working Xmas lights (indoor or outdoor):

Lowe’s  (drop box inside main doors, available until December 20)

1625 11th Ave NW, Issaquah, WA 98027


The Recology Store (you don’t have to be a resident of Issaquah, available year round!)

317 NW Gilman Blvd, #22 Issaquah, WA 98027

5. Torn/Ripped Clothes & Shoes in ANY CONDITION:

(examples: torn shirts or jeans, single socks, old/used towels, ripped rugs – basically any textile that is not wet or oily)

Value Village (drop box for these items inside the store)

5530 E Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE, Issaquah, WA 98029


Arco Gas Station (has a drop box in parking lot)

800 Front St N, Issaquah, WA 98027