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Disposal for Businesses


Accepted at hazardous waste collection sites - eligible businesses only

Accepted batteries include alkaline, button, cellphone (removable), laptop lead-acid, rechargeable, and car batteries. Business customers must sort batteries by type and secure (tape) the terminals to prevent a fire hazard.

Limit 5 lead acid auto or marine batteries per visit. Batteries from electric vehicles are not accepted. 25 pound maximum for a single non-auto or marine battery. 50-pound total weight limit for any combination of non-auto or marine batteries per visit.

  • All containers must be 5 gallons or less
  • Total waste limit: 25 gallons or 220 pounds per trip
  • Businesses must bring a completed disposal form to the disposal location
  • Businesses are allowed a maximum of four visits per year.


NOTE: As of January 1, 2024, batteries may no longer be thrown in the garbage in areas served by Seattle Public Utilities. Please follow the guidance on this page and take any batteries for disposal to a hazardous waste collection facility, arrange for a special item pick-up through Seattle Public Utilities, or work with a local battery recycling organization. For more information on this ban and additional resources on safer battery disposal in our region, please visit Seattle Public Utilities’ Ban on Electronics and Batteries in Garbage site.


Does my business qualify for no-fee disposal?

Your business may be eligible to receive no-fee hazardous waste disposal up to four times a year if you are a Small Quantity Generator (SQG).

To qualify, your business must:

Be located in King County



less than 220 lbs (about 25 gallons) of hazardous waste per month



less than 2.2 lbs (about a quart) of acutely hazardous waste per month



less than 2,200 lbs (about four 55-gallons drums) of hazardous waste


This program is for King County businesses that generate less than 220 lbs of hazardous waste monthly and less than 2.2 lbs of certain Extremely Hazardous Wastes, and are Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity of Generators under Washington State Department of Ecology Dangerous Waste Regulations (WAC 173-303).

Please see additional disposal limits and restrictions here.

Hazardous Waste Disposal Locations

  • North Seattle
    Sunday – Tuesday

    12550 Stone Ave N Seattle, WA 98133
    9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Closed on July 4, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

  • South Seattle
    Thursday – Saturday

    8100 2nd Ave S Seattle, WA 98108
    9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Located next to the transfer station.
    Closed on July 4, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

  • Factoria
    Tuesday – Friday, Saturday and Sunday

    13800 SE 32nd St. Bellevue, WA 98005
    8 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Tues-Fri), 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Sat-Sun)

    The Factoria facility is located at the transfer station. Closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day.

  • Auburn
    Saturday – Sunday

    1101 Outlet Collection Way, Auburn, WA 98001
    10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    The Auburn Wastemobile location is open on weekends, year-round. Marine flares are not accepted at this location.
    Located near the loading dock of Nordstrom Rack. In 2024, this location is closed Nov. 30, Dec. 1 and Dec. 28-29.