Hazardous Waste Management Program
Español | The Hazardous Waste Management Program is a regional partnership established to protect public health and the environment throughout King County. The Program focuses on reducing exposure risks to hazardous materials, products and wastes, at home and at work.
Program Services Focused on Prevention, Policy and Collection
We provide services to 2.1 million residents and over 60,000 business in King County focused on prevention, policy and collection. Managing hazardous materials properly, choosing less toxic materials and adopting green technologies that reduce the amount of hazardous materials being used are key education and outreach services we provide to protect public health and the environment.
Program Funding and Rate Adjustment
The program is funded by fees on solid waste and sewer services in King County. Residents and businesses pay fees based on their garbage and sewer use are also charged for each trip to a solid waste transfer station or landfill.
Starting in 2019, fees will be increased 5.4 percent annually for the next four years (2019-2022). This adjustment was needed to address cumulative impacts of inflation since the last rate increase in 2012.
Racial Equity Strategy Plan
The Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County is committed to leading with race. By addressing the barriers experience by people of color, refugee,immigrant and low-income residents, we will effectively identify solutions and remove barriers for other groups.