Protecting Public Health and the Environment

The Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County (LHWMP) is a regional partnership established to protect public health and the environment throughout King County by reducing the risks of production, use, storage and disposal of hazardous materials.



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.


2018 RevenueSource-GraphicOnly5Mar18Program Funding

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.  LEARN MORE

Proposed Rate Adjustment in 2019 

The program is requesting a rate increase to continue to meet the needs of the residents and businesses we serve, including increased demand for program services. LEARN MORE