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14020 NE 190th St., Woodinville, Washington
425 951-8308



Cascade Recycling Center was built in 2003 at a cost of $22 million. The facility processes recyclables from King, Snohomish, Skagit, Kittitas, Chelan and Douglas counties.

Scale and Recording

  • Route trucks and trailer loads of mixed recyclables weigh in at automated Mettler-Toledo scale system
  • Toledo Unattended Automated Date Terminal captures vehicle data and weight from readers mounted in trucks
Infeed
  • Trucks empty recyclables onto tipping floor and weigh out to determine load weight.
  • Waste Handler front loader pushes material onto residential conveyor.
Presort:
  • Pre-sorters remove garbage, scrap metal, phone books, plastic film and large plastic items.
  • Garbage (primarily plastic bags, trays, packaging) is conveyed to trash. compactor
  • Removed recyclables are put in separate containers to await transport & baling.
Fiber Sorting:
  • Mechanical screens remove fiber from mixed recyclables by size & weight:

    • first cardboard
    • then newspaper
    • then mixed paper

  • Quality control sorters remove and redirect incorrect items from each fiber line.
  • Sorted fiber drops into storage bunkers to await baling.
Rigid Container Processing:
  • Glass, metal and plastic containers are conveyed into mechanical glass screen.

    • Glass breaks to minus 2” pieces and drops onto glass conveyor
    • Broken glass is conveyed to air classifier for vacuum removal of shredded paper and caps, which go to trash compactor.
    • Vacuumed glass is conveyed to bunker to await loading.
    • Magnetic belt removes steel cans, which are conveyed to silo to await baling.
    • Sorters separate plastic into silos for PET, natural HDPE, colored HDPE, and other bottles and dairy tubs.
    • Eddy current separates aluminum cans.
    • Residue returns to mixed paper screen for reprocessing.
Baling and Shipping
  • Sorted materials conveyed from bunkers and silos to balers.
  • Bales are transported by forklift to shipping containers at loading dock.
  • Materials are shipped to domestic and international markets for processing into recycled content products.
Construction, Demolition and Land clearing Processing:

  • Lubo USA Conveyor System
  • Stationery Grapple feeds materials to sorting conveyor to remove occ, plastic film, etc.
  • Marathon shredder reduces materials to 24 inches.
  • Magnetic belt removes metal - conveyed to load out container.
  • Misting system reduces dust.
Materials Accepted (no public drive-in customers)

  • Single stream residential and commercial recyclables
  • Construction, Demolition and Land clearing Debris
  • Source separated fiber, containers, wood
Outbound Material Typical Markets: (Average Tons / Month)
  • Fiber - primarily Pacific Rim (9,000 - 72%)
  • Steel - Arrow Metals, Woodinville (250 - 3%)
  • Aluminum Cans- Anheuser Busch, Tennessee (80 - 1%)
  • Glass (1,300 - 16%)
  • Plastics (240 - 3%) end markets include:

    KW Plastics.Bakersfield, CA
    Merlin Plastics, British Columbia

  • Wood - industrial fuel (700)
Building and Property
  • 82,000 sq. ft. building on approximately 6.25 acres.
  • Tipping floor and processing area - 52,200 sq. ft.
  • Eight loading docks for outbound trailers
Operational Status
  • Design Throughput Capacity:

    28 tons/hour residential single stream
    20 tons/hour commercial mixed fiber
    10 tons/hour construction, demolition, land clearing debris (cdl)

  • Average Throughput:

    500 tons/day (12-13,000 tons/month residential single stream
    500 tons/mo commercial
    300-400 tons/day (6500-8500 tons/month) cdl
  • 250+ inbound truckloads/day
Materials Accepted from Collection Contracts in:

Arlington
Auburn
Bothell
Bremerton
Burlington
Burien
Carnation
Duvall
Ellensburg
Federal Way
Granite Falls
Issaquah
Kent
King County
Kirkland
Lynnwood
Maple Valley
Marysville
Mill Creek
Monroe
Mountlake Terrace
Mount Vernon
Mulkilteo
Redmond
Renton
Sammamish
Seattle
Sedro-Woolley
Skagit County
Snohomish County
Woodinville

Major Commercial Customers include:
  • Microsoft
  • Boeing
  • Snohomish County

Employees
  • Administrative and supervisory: 7
  • Equipment operators, utility workers, and maintenance: 26
  • Sorters: 80


Tours are provided on a limited basis, primarily to industry representatives, public officials, and commercial customers. Request a tour.





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