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2024 Washington Legislative Session Recap: Major Environmental Wins Reduce Residents’ Risk to Toxic Exposures

In just 60 days, the Washington State Legislature has made big moves to protect residents from toxic exposure. Here are some of the hazardous waste-related policies that passed during this year’s legislative session.

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Using grants, rebates, and rainwater to help your garden flourish

April 11, 2024

Adding a cistern or rain garden (or both!) to your yard can help you prevent flooding, provide summer irrigation, and beautify your landscaping.

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Keep your hazardous products stored safely at home and while transporting them. Here’s how.

April 03, 2024

Keeping hazardous waste properly stored will not only help your disposal visit go more smoothly, it will also help keep you and your home safe.

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Stride into spring gardening with healthy soil and native plants

March 19, 2024

Dig into these natural yard care tips to keep your garden safe and healthy all year long.

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2024 Washington Legislative Session Recap: Major Environmental Wins Reduce Residents’ Risk to Toxic Exposures

March 08, 2024

In just 60 days, the Washington State Legislature has made big moves to protect residents from toxic exposure. Here are some of the hazardous waste-related policies that passed during this year’s legislative session.

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It's National Battery Day! Celebrate by learning how to properly dispose of your batteries.

February 16, 2024

We use batteries every day, but did you know batteries can be a fire hazard and shouldn't be thrown away in your garbage or recycling bin? The Haz Waste Program is here to help.

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Acts of service: the love language of hazardous waste

February 14, 2024

It’s a little vulnerable to admit, but… our Program’s heart really beats for acts of service. On Valentine's Day (and every day after), show us a little love by committing to small acts that promote the health of humans and the environment in our region. Feeling the love? Let us walk you through some acts of service that can help you show it.

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2024 Wastemobile Season Kicks Off on Feb. 23

February 08, 2024

The Wastemobile, a mobile hazardous waste drop-off service, starts the 2024 season Feb. 23 in Bothell.

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Choosing safer hair products can be tough. Here’s how these salon owners do it.

February 07, 2024

Emmett and Jessica Henley think of their salon clients as friends. They want to make sure they can depend on the products they put in people’s hair. And they want to be ready to give the right advice when clients have questions about the products they use at home.

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January 2024 WA Legislative Session Update

January 25, 2024

The Washington State Legislature's 2024 session has begun. Here are some of the hazardous waste-related policies the Haz Waste Program is tracking.

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All King County hazardous waste collection sites closed January 13, 2024

January 13, 2024

Due to inclement weather, all King County hazardous waste collection sites are closed January 13, 2024.

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Removing hazardous grooming products and taking the perfect pet photo

January 08, 2024

As you prepare your furry (or not so furry) friends for National Dress Up Your Pet Day, keep these tips in mind for disposing of hazardous pet grooming products and cleaning supplies.

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Goal setting for a new, greener year

January 01, 2024

As you make your new year resolutions for 2024, consider setting a goal to protect the environment and your community. There are simple changes you can make in your life that can make a big difference.

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Winter Wellness: Tips on a cleaner, less toxic chilly season

December 13, 2023

As the weather outside gets frightful, staying indoors is much more delightful. With fewer places to go, it's an excellent opportunity to keep homes free of hazardous waste.

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Recapping the 4 most intriguing hazardous waste questions from our customers in 2023

December 12, 2023

As the end of the year approaches, we wanted to share some of the most intriguing questions we received from our call center. You might be surprised by the answers.

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Clearing hazardous waste before holiday hosting and traveling

December 11, 2023

Whether you are hosting the party at your house this year or travelling to visit loved ones, we have some tips on making sure your visits are free of hazardous waste.

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It's World Soil Day!

December 05, 2023

December 5 is World Soil Day. Find out how to grow healthy soil that can filter and break down many pollutants.

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Tips for safely managing holiday waste

December 01, 2023

Deciding how to manage your holiday waste can feel like a hassle when you're in the swing of the season. Reduce some holiday stress by learning these simple steps for recycling packaging materials and hazardous waste now.

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Take charge of your old batteries

November 08, 2023

When your batteries run out, don’t just throw them away – recycle them! Recycling batteries is good for the environment and helps conserve natural resources. Find out how you can drop off your old batteries at a collection site near you.

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