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Start the summer with a clutter-free garage or storage

The weather is starting to look brighter and feel warmer, and you’re ready to use your summer gear for outdoor activities. But when you get to the garage or storage, you realize that finding those items isn’t that simple. No worries, we have you covered! Check out our guide to organizing your storage, and learn how to safely dispose of hazardous waste. 

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Don't DIY: why you shouldn't wash your car at home

July 06, 2021

Summertime in the Pacific Northwest means no rain showers on your freshly washed car! But certain car washing practices can pollute our waterways and harm wildlife. Read on to make sure your summer car wash choice supports the environment.  

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Start the summer with a clutter-free garage or storage

July 02, 2021

The weather is starting to look brighter and feel warmer, and you’re ready to use your summer gear for outdoor activities. But when you get to the garage or storage, you realize that finding those items isn’t that simple. No worries, we have you covered! Check out our guide to organizing your storage, and learn how to safely dispose of hazardous waste. 

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Bothell and Auburn Wastemobile closing early due to extreme heat

June 26, 2021

Due to extreme heat, the Wastemobile in Bothell and Auburn are closed for the day (Saturday, June 26). They will open again tomorrow morning (Sunday, June 27) and close when conditions get too hot. If you're planning a trip, visit in the morning!

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Keeping freshwater beaches fresh starts with you

June 01, 2021

The sun is shining, and it’s time to head to the beach! Many beach visitors – ducks, geese, dogs, and humans – contribute to high levels of bacteria in the water that can make people sick. Make sure you are doing your part to keep King County’s swimming beaches clean and enjoyable for everyone! 

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My, how your garden grows—with pollinators!

June 01, 2021

Gardens are not only pretty to look at, they can also help sustain our ecosystem by serving as a home for pollinators. Pollinators are birds, bats, bees, butterflies, beetles, and other small animals that help plants reproduce. Creating a natural garden that attracts pollinators will help make a difference in creating a sustainable environment for current and future generations. 

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Oh, the places you'll go: Career paths within hazardous waste management

May 31, 2021

Congratulations, graduates of 2021! Are you wondering what to do next? This month, we spotlight several Haz Waste Program team members who will tell you what it’s like to work in the areas of Haz Waste Policy, Prevention, and Collections Programs. For people who care about the environment and human health, opportunities await within the hazardous waste management field!

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The mountains are calling! What's in your backpack?

May 04, 2021

Hazardous chemicals are not part of the ten essentials for hiking and camping, but they can creep into backpacks nonetheless. And they can eventually contaminate the land and water—remember, rain picks up whatever it touches, and carries it to the nearest waterway. That’s hardly what anyone wants to do when basking at a mountain overlook, glen of wildflowers, or alpine lake. 

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Fun in the sun starts with sunscreen!

May 03, 2021

Spring is here, and now is the time to find an earth-friendly sunscreen that keeps your skin protected while you enjoy the outdoors. Whether you spend time outside every day or once in a while, you need sunscreen if you’ll be in the sun for longer than a few minutes. Review these tips and recommendations before shopping for earth-friendly sunscreen options.

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Nix noxious weeds with natural yard care

March 31, 2021

There’s a pep in our step these days because it’s officially springtime. With increasing sunshine and warmth, you might be looking at your yard with visions of a lush garden or lawn. Don’t let noxious weeds put a damper on your goals. Before you turn to chemical products, try safer alternatives that keep people and the environment safe from hazardous exposure.

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