The Collection is committed to controlling waste, conservations of energy and water, use of Green cleaning products and other methods of Sustainable Property Management.

There are over 10 locations at Bellevue Square and Lincoln Square where you can recycle 16 different types of materials.

Many restaurants at The Collection recycle their own food waste and are provided containers to turn their grease waste in to Bio-diesels

Implementing waterless urinals throughout The Collection saves an average of 36 million gallons of water annually

What you can recycle at The Collection:

Clean Paper: Newspaper, copy paper, magazines, junk mail, envelopes (windows okay), ream wrappers, shredded paper in a paper bag, telephone books, paper boxes, gift wrap without foil or ribbon.
Plastic coated paper drink boxes (soy & juice, rinsed)
Frozen Food boxes (Lean Cuisine, etc)
Milk Cartons (rinsed)
Juice and Ice Cream Cartons (flattened, rinsed and no lids)
Starbucks or Other cardboard warm-drink holders

Plastic bottles or jugs (no lids)
Starbucks or Other clean coffee cup lids
Deli or Take-out plastic containers – rinsed and free of food
Plastic retail and produce bags (clean and dry). Place in a similar bag and tie.
Plastic film including shrink and bubble wrap (clean and dry)
Plastic 5-gallon buckets (rinsed, no lids, no metal)
Industrial plastics of any size (clean, rinsed and dry

Soda cans
Tin cans (rinsed and labels removed)

Glass Bottles (no lids)
Light bulbs

Fats, oils and food grease


Overlake Medical Center and the Bellevue Family YMCA invite you to Walk for Life, a free on-going program held Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (except holidays) from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Bellevue Square. Walkers can drop in and attend whatever days and times fit their schedules.

Walk for Life is a safe, effective, low impact and convenient way to exercise while meeting friends. Walking in Bellevue Square provides a flat, well lit, even surface with controlled temperatures in a friendly and inviting atmosphere. Half-mile and one mile routes are available, but everyone walks at their own pace and the distance that works best for them.

A Walk for Life coordinator is available daily to help get the most benefit from the walking program. Free blood pressure screenings are also available. This is not a medically supervised program.

It’s easy to join Walk for Life or just try for a day. Check-in at the Walk for Life registration table, inside the doors at The North Face entrance at Bellevue Square. Park on the ground level of the parking garage just south of Nordstrom, and enter through the first shopping center entrance off NE 8th Street. Parking is complimentary.

No registration is required. For more information on the Walk for Life Program, visit or call 425-688-5259.


Bellevue Square Merchants recent charitable partnerships:

St. Andrews Housing Group

Bellevue LifeSpring

Youth Eastside Services


Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation

Olive Crest

Woodland Park Zoo

Children’s Hospital

Kids Quest Museum

Wing Luke Museum

The Taiwan Benevolent Association

Bellevue Arts Museum

Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue



If you would like to request a donation for your charity please email us at and attach your appropriate forms.  If you do not have them electronically please mail your request letter and forms to:
Donation Manager
575 Bellevue Square
Bellevue, WA 98004