The Wastemobile roving household hazardous waste collection service continues its 2019 season with a collection event in Kent, March 8-10.
Residents can drop off household hazardous waste items including pesticides, oil-based paints, automotive products (oil, antifreeze, lamps, etc.), fluorescent bulbs/tubes and other items without a charge. The service is pre-paid through garbage and sewer utility fees.
Created in 1989, the Wastemobile was the first traveling hazardous waste collection program in the nation. It is operated by the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program and goes throughout the county from later winter into fall.
Residents help protect the environment and public health by safely disposing of the 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.
The Wastemobile also provides free reusable products to the public, such as oil-based paint, stain and primer, plus wood care and cleaning products. These products are subject to availability, and residents must sign a release form prior to receiving the materials.
More disposal solutions with permanent collection sites
For South King County residents, the Auburn Wastemobile is a convenient option for household hazardous waste disposal. It is located in the northwest parking lot of The Outlet Collection, 1101 Outlet Collection Drive SW, near Sports Authority. It operates every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Learn more at hazwastehelp.org. Questions about household hazardous waste? Call 206-296-4692. To get more information about business hazardous waste disposal, call 206-263-8899.