Hazardous items that will be accepted: Alkaline batteries (AAAA, AAA, AA, C, D, 9V), button batteries, rechargeable batteries. City-sponsored collection events may charge fees and have a different list of accepted items than the Haz Waste Program’s Wastemobile and collection sites.
Recycling unwanted paint will soon get easier for residents and businesses in King County. This is thanks to a new law that creates an industry funded and run paint program that will be implemented in 2021 across Washington State.
King County residents are showing up in droves at collection and recycling events hosted by cities and tribes this season. People are participating in what is becoming known as "the purge," where people staying home due to the pandemic are clearing out their homes and getting rid of things they no longer need.
As businesses across King County face waves of economic change due to the pandemic, Hazardous Waste Management Program’s (Haz Waste Program) business service team is acting quickly to meet the needs of local businesses who want to continue good hazardous material management.
The Hazardous Waste Management Program has officially launched its new website.
Starting July 23, the Hazardous Waste Management Program's disposal sites will operate on a normal schedule. Our home collection program remains temporarily suspended at this time.
Starting May 15, the Hazardous Waste Management Program's collection facilities in North and South Seattle will be open with reduced hours. While household waste disposal facilities are open, Hazardous Waste Management Program officials encourage postponing non-essential trips to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
With more people using cleaning products during the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s been an increase in accidental poisonings in Washington State. There has also been some misinformation circulating, so we want to make it clear: When using a cleaner or disinfectant, always follow the product’s directions and never apply these products to yourself or others.
The Haz Waste Program’s Residential Services Team hasn’t let the spread of COVID-19 halt their work with community partners. With a little creativity and flexibility, the team has adopted new ways to deliver educational health services to immigrant and refugee families.
The North Seattle and South Seattle household hazardous waste collection facilities are temporarily closed due to precautions for COVID-19. Our home collection service is also suspended until further notice. The Factoria facility in Bellevue, the year-round Wastemobile in Auburn, and Wastemobile events throughout King County are open. However, we encourage you to postpone your trip unless necessary.
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