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Does my business generate hazardous waste?

Businesses that commonly generate hazardous waste include: 

- Auto repair shops and mechanics 
Dry cleaners 
Property management, cleaning, and maintenance companies 
Construction and specialty contractors 
Retail facilities 
Health care facilities and dentists 
Painters 
Educational facilities 
Landscapers and yard care businesses 
Nail salons 

Not sure if your business is generating hazardous waste or what to do about it? We can help. Call us at 206-296-4692

Is my business eligible for no-fee hazardous waste disposal?

Your business is eligible to receive no-fee hazardous waste disposal up to four times a year if it is: 

1. Located in King County

2. A Small Quantity Generator (SQG), meaning that you do all of the following: 
- Produce less than 220 pounds (about 25 gallons) of hazardous waste per month
- Produce less than 2.2 pounds (about a quart) of acutely hazardous waste per month
- Store less than 2,200 pounds (about four 55-gallon drums) of hazardous waste 

Visit the Department of Ecology's website to learn about requirements for Small Quantity Generators.

You must complete a Business Disposal form online or as a PDF prior to drop off. Print two copies and bring them with you to the designated drop-off location. 

If your business exceeds the noted limits, you may require special disposal services via a private hazardous waste management firm. We can help! Call us at 206-296-4692

Is there support to help me manage my hazardous materials?

As an eligible King County business, you have access to many resources to safely manage hazardous materials and waste. From disposal to financial incentives, product exchanges to customized recommendations, we can help. All these services are already funded through your utility bill, so they are available at no extra charge. 

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