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Safe waste disposal tips for summer BBQs and picnics

Searing steak? Charring some corn? When you clean up and then safely dispose hazardous and solid waste, you help preserve the environment around you. Simple steps today can keep your favorite picnic spots lush and thriving and your cookout areas grill-ready all year round - learn from some of the tips we're sharing with our partners in King County Solid Waste Division.

 

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Come with us to the Auburn Wastemobile

August 10, 2022

Disposal doesn’t have to be an ordeal — take your hazardous waste to the Wastemobile! Get a glimpse into what it's like to come to one of our Wastemobile locations or traveling events and find out what you need to know ahead of time to bring your haz waste in for disposal.

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Out and about on the water? Safe disposal for boating and floating in the sun

August 10, 2022

The Pacific Northwest is known for its natural beauty – not least of all our gorgeous waterways. Many of the products we bring with us for a day in the sun must be properly disposed of so they don’t seep into our stormwater systems, sewers, and local waterways. Splash up on some pointers for commonly used products out on the water or while catching some rays.

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Safe waste disposal tips for summer BBQs and picnics

July 06, 2022

Searing steak? Charring some corn? When you clean up and then safely dispose hazardous and solid waste, you help preserve the environment around you. Simple steps today can keep your favorite picnic spots lush and thriving and your cookout areas grill-ready all year round - learn from some of the tips we're sharing with our partners in King County Solid Waste Division.

 

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3 ways to manage moss without chemicals

May 11, 2022

Managing moss in your lawn is a matter of three easy steps to help manage the nature of your lawn’s soil, creating soil conditions that will help your grass seeds thrive without harming you, the soil underneath your feet, or even your surrounding waterways. 

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Helping families reduce exposure to lead

May 11, 2022

A new study, authored by staff from our Research Team, shows certain aluminum cookpots and pressure cookers could pose a serious health risk and expose people to lead, especially children. Researchers identified several solutions to prevent this exposure to lead, including switching to alternatives like stainless steel, purchasing certified aluminum cookware, and adopting safer cooking and storage practices.

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Take our "toxic" personality quiz

April 05, 2022

We believe in preventing toxic exposures as much as possible, but we also think it’s all about how you handle toxics. Take this quiz to find out what kind of “toxic” hazardous waste you are. Learn a little along the way, too! 

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Hazardous Waste Program 10-Year Management Plan Update

April 01, 2022

Where is the Haz Waste Program and King County's regional hazardous waste management heading in the next 10 years? Don’t let that be a mystery. Come along and see for yourself the updates we’ve made to guide and advance hazardous waste collection and prevention and in our region through 2030. 

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Making "scents" of laundry products and their fragrances

March 03, 2022

Laundry: it's inevitable. However, with images of piles of fresh clothes on our minds, we might not realize that laundry products – especially scented and perfumed products – may contain hazardous ingredients in their fragrances. Read on for some tips to help you tackle your laundry needs without exposing yourself to hazardous materials. 

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Welcoming new Management Coordination Committee members

March 03, 2022

Five coalition partners representing each of the Program’s partner agencies on the Management Coordination Committee (MCC) work together to provide oversight, guidance, and accountability for the Haz Waste Program. In recent months, the MCC has had some new additions. Get to know the new members and the expertise they bring to the Program. 

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