MI Weekly

    A weekly update from the City of Mercer Island

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City Hall Address
9611 SE 36th Street
Mercer Island, WA 98040

(206) 275-7600

Monday - Friday
8:30am to 5:00pm

Donations Requested 

The Mercer Island Food Pantry relies on your non-perishable food donations to keep the shelves stocked year-round.
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Jan 1, 2020 | Vol. 15 | No. 1
SidewalkSidewalk Restored at 77th Ave
Click to learn more about the future rail station
Great news for all of the Island's bus commuters! The 77th Avenue sidewalk over I-90 is open again, allowing easier access to the Park & Ride area from Town Center.

Sound Transit is still working on the station forecourt, but was able to reinstate the pedestrian path at the City's urging.

Sometime in January a similar, but much shorter, closure is planned along the 80th Avenue sidewalk for station-related work. Learn more from Sound Transit here.
Mercer Island Goes Green
RecyclingSpecial New Recycling Options
Click to visit the Recology Store
Did you know that Recology offers on-call collection of bulky items right from your curb?

Items like mattresses, sofas, and freezers can be tough to transport from your home. But by calling Recology at (206) 381-6980 or visiting them online, you can set up a special collection. Once a year, this service is even free for each residential customer, with some exceptions. Learn more here.

To recycle other smaller items that aren't accepted in your curbside cart, Mercer Island residents can visit the Recology store, located in Issaquah, and open seven days a week.  In addition to selling a wide range of reusable household items, the store collects items such as batteries, CFL light bulbs, textiles, styrofoam, and latex paint. 
DonateDonate Your Vehicle to MIYFS
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If you have an extra vehicle you no longer need, please consider donating it to the City's Youth and Family Services Department (MIYFS). They can convert vehicles into cash, which becomes a welcome source of funds to support mental health services on the Island.
The program is easy: simply call the City's partner at 1 (855) 500-7433, or initiate the donation online through a secure portal.
The donation is tax-deductible, and the vehicle will be towed away for free, running or not! Cars, trucks, boats, snowmobiles, etc., are all eligible and welcomed.
Please contact Thrift Shop Manager Suzanne Philen with your questions
HolidaysCity Facilities Closed New Year's Day
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of all City holidays
As usual, City facilities will close today in observance of New Year's Day.
Enjoy the holidays safely and thank you for your understanding! 


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