All King County and city residents can safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint and other household hazardous waste when the Wastemobile continues its 22nd year of service with a stop in Bothell, July 8-10. The Wastemobile will be in the Seattle Times building parking at 19200 120th Ave NE, and will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
Residents can drop off household hazardous waste items including pesticides, oil-based paints, automotive products (oil, antifreeze, auto batteries, etc.), fluorescent bulbs/tubes and other items free of charge.
“This service is a safe, easy and convenient way for all residents across King County to dispose of their household hazardous waste,” said Jay Watson, program administrator. “There is no charge to drop off these unwanted products, because residents already pay for this service through their garbage and sewer utility bills.”
Following the Bothell event, the Wastemobile heads to Snoqualmie for a household hazardous waste collection event, July 22-24, at Snoqualmie Elementary School, 39801 SE Park St., Snoqualmie.
Residents are helping safeguard the environment and public health by properly disposing of hazardous these materials and keeping them out of drains and landfills.
Created in 1989, the Wastemobile was the first program of its kind in the nation. It is operated by King County Solid Waste Division as part of the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program, and travels throughout the County from the spring through fall.
Since its inception, the Wastemobile has collected more than 14,000 tons of hazardous household waste from 333,000 residents.
Looking for reusable household products? The Wastemobile will provide free 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 will need to sign a release form prior to receiving materials.