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.
Public Review: July 19 – August 16
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.
To get there, our work starts now—and your voice is critical, so between July 19 and August 16, tell us what you think of our 10-year plan so we can help improve human and environmental health in your community! Visit our website to read the Plan Update, ask questions, leave comments, and learn more!
Help build a healthy future!
About the Plan
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.
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.