Courtesy Photo, King County

Courtesy Photo, King County

King County Wastemobile to be in Kent May 28-30

Safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and other household hazardous items

King County residents can safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile continues its 2021 season with a stop May 28-30 in the Kent-Covington area.

The Wastemobile will be at Puget Sound Fire Station 75, 15635 SE 272nd St. in Kent, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 28-30. Items that can be disposed of include automotive fluids, old cleaning products, batteries, pesticides and other materials.

The service is pre-paid through garbage and sewer utility fees. For a complete list of accepted materials, additional household hazardous waste disposal options, and related information, visit the Wastemobile website, kingcountyhazwasteWA.gov.

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Wastemobile customers are asked to place their hazardous waste in their vehicle’s trunk, truck bed or trailer. Customers should remain in their vehicles at all times and follow directions by Wastemobile staff.

Created in 1989, the Wastemobile was the first traveling hazardous waste collection program in the nation. It is operated by the Hazardous Waste Management Program and goes throughout the county from later winter into fall.

The Wastemobile is one of the services provided by the Hazardous Waste Management Program through a partnership of more than 40 city, county and tribal governments working together in King County to reduce threats posed from hazardous materials and wastes.

Residents help protect the environment and public health by safely disposing of their hazardous materials and keeping them out of drains and landfills. Since first hitting the road, the Wastemobile has collected more than 17,000 tons of hazardous household waste from nearly 500,000 customers.

For south King County residents, the Auburn Wastemobile is a convenient option for household hazardous waste disposal. It is located in the northwest corner of The Outlet Collection, 1101 Outlet Collection Way, Auburn, near Nordstrom Rack. It operates every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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