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The ABCs of safe disposal: Developing safe chemical guidelines for the classroom

Making sense of hazardous waste and what to do with toxic chemicals can be difficult. But, a homework assignment this is not. Lean into your love of learning and find out more how the Haz Waste Program collaborates with schools and educators in our region to provide guidance for teachers and students on the disposal of hazardous materials used in their classrooms.

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Breaking down batteries

November 10, 2022

A single battery might not look like much, but for waste management facilities and programs, it can create a whole circuit of problems. In a recent Washington Recycles Every Day (WRED) discussion, a panel featuring regional and national experts broke down all things batteries and batteries, from battery-caused fires, battery recycling processes, types of batteries, and upcoming legislation to address increasing numbers of batteries in waste streams. Catch up on what you may have missed with our recap.

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The ABCs of safe disposal: Developing safe chemical guidelines for the classroom

November 10, 2022

Making sense of hazardous waste and what to do with toxic chemicals can be difficult. But, a homework assignment this is not. Lean into your love of learning and find out more how the Haz Waste Program collaborates with schools and educators in our region to provide guidance for teachers and students on the disposal of hazardous materials used in their classrooms.

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South Seattle & Factoria collection sites closed October 20, 2022

October 20, 2022

Due to unhealthy air quality in the region, the South Seattle and Factoria hazardous waste collection sites are closed October 20, 2022. 

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Four ways to fend off flood risk during flood season

October 05, 2022

Flooding is the most common natural hazard in King County. The threat of flooding and any potential impacts and risks can never be fully eliminated, but it can be reduced by being proactive. As we approach the heart of fall, fend off floods before they arise with some of these tips to start.  

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In-home investigations protect families from lead exposure

October 05, 2022

Lead poisoning is 100% preventable, yet it remains a childhood health concern. Read on to find out how the Haz Waste Program is helping reduce families and children's exposures to lead in their own homes. 

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Don’t fall behind! Natural garden and yard care for the approaching autumn months

September 01, 2022

Fall is approaching, and we're not quite ready to say goodbye to summer. But, the time heading into early fall is great for getting ahead on your yard care and preparing your gardens and yards before wetter, cooler weather settles in. We've got some tips to prepare your yards and gardens for fall weather - and to reduce you, your family, and your environment's exposure to hazardous materials.

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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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