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Hazardous Waste Management Plan Update Project

The Hazardous Waste Management Program (Haz Waste Program) works to reduce hazardous exposures to people and the environment by providing collection, prevention, and policy services for King County residents and small businesses. The 2021 Plan update provides a blueprint for how we will work to reduce hazardous exposures to people and the environment in King County through 2030. 


The public review period of the 2021 Plan has closed

Thank you to everyone who participated and provided feedback on the 2021 Hazardous Waste Management Program Plan (2021 Plan). In the coming weeks, we will review your questions, suggestions, and comments. Feedback submitted during public review will be incorporated into the final version of the 2021 Plan released later this year.

Public review for the 2021 Plan was open from July 19 - August 16.

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About the Plan

We’re working toward a shared vision: where race is not a determinant of hazardous materials exposure in households and businesses in King County, and a Puget Sound region that’s the cleanest in the country – one free from hazardous chemical exposure.

Washington state law requires all local governments to have hazardous waste management plans. Plans must be updated every 10 years to keep up with the needs of residents and businesses. 

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Leading With Racial Equity

People of color represent a growing share of King County’s population, and it is critical that the Plan Update includes new policies, programs, and practices to better serve people of color. People of color have a higher risk of harmful chemical exposures and face additional barriers to services. We are committed to taking action to address the racial disparities that exist for communities of color around hazardous waste awareness, usage, storage, disposal, location of facilities, and exposure levels.

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Stay Connected
The Plan Update is the first step for us to learn more about your priorities and concerns when it comes to hazardous material management. Here are some ways to get in touch and stay involved:

Translated Materials
A summary of the management plan update project is available in 9 languages in the Document Library.