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ABOUT US

At the Hazardous Waste Management Program, we come to work every day because we want to

protect and improve public health and environmental quality in King County.

Together with our partners, we're working toward a shared vision: a Puget Sound region that's the cleanest in the country, free from hazardous chemical exposure.

What's the problem?

Many products we use every day—like cleaning supplies, varnish, motor oil, oil-based paints, and pesticides—contain ingredients that are toxic, corrosive, flammable, or reactive. These products are considered hazardous because they can threaten the environment and our health.

Though the amount of hazardous waste coming from a single house or business may be small, the total amount from 2.1 million residents and more than 60,000 small businesses in King County can harm public health and the environment if not properly managed.

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A pie chart showing funding sources for the Hazardous Waste Management Program

The program is funded by wastewater and solid waste fees

This is where we come in

The State of Washington directed local governments to ensure proper management of hazardous waste products. As a result, local agencies and governments established the Hazardous Waste Management Program in 1990 to manage these wastes in King County.

 

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We deliver services focused on...

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Collection

We provide convenient hazardous waste collection services for residents and businesses in King County.

FIND COLLECTION SITES

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Prevention

We offer education, assistance and incentives to reduce toxic material exposures where people live and work.

SEE HOW WE CAN HELP

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Policy

We promote systemic changes in the production, use and disposal of hazardous materials.

FOLLOW OUR PROGRESS

Partnerships

The Hazardous Waste Management Program is a coalition of local governments. Partners work in multi-agency teams, drawing on their strengths and expertise to protect public health and the environment.

We provide grant funding to cities, towns, and tribal governments within King County to help more residents properly dispose of hazardous waste and to promote using safer alternatives.

Funding

The Hazardous Waste Management Program is funded by Local Hazardous Waste fees on solid waste and sewer services in King County. These fees are set by the King County Board of Health.

As the number of people living the the County continues to grow, so does the demand for program services. In June 2018, the Board of Health adopted new four-year rates to help keep up with the increased costs of providing services.

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Wastewater fee per 1 million gallons Wastewater fee per 1 million gallons $45.79 $48.26 $50.87 $53.62 $56.51
Transfer station fee private vehicle per trip Transfer station fee private vehicle per trip $1.81 $1.91 $2.01 $2.12 $2.23
Transfer station fee commercial vehicle per trip Transfer station fee commercial vehicle per trip $4.73 $4.99 $5.25 $5.54 $5.84
Solid waste fee single-family residential, curbside per month Solid waste fee single-family residential, curbside per month $0.84 $0.89 $0.93 $0.98 $1.04
Solid waste fee commercial cart less than 0.48 cu. yards per month Solid waste fee commercial cart less than 0.48 cu. yards per month $1.46 $1.54 $1.62 $1.71 $1.80
Solid waste fee commercial dumpster between 0.48 cu. yards and 10 cu. yards per month Solid waste fee commercial dumpster between 0.48 cu. yards and 10 cu. yards per month $12.01 $12.66 $13.34 $14.06 $14.82
Solid waste fee commercial roll-off greater than 10 cu. yards per month Solid waste fee commercial roll-off greater than 10 cu. yards per month $46.15 $48.64 $51.27 $54.04 $56.96

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