Updated directory helps King County businesses safely manage hazardous waste

‘Yellow Book’ puts comprehensive hazardous waste information at the fingertips

Businesses that need help managing hazardous waste have a tremendous resource available to them: The updated Hazardous Waste Directory, produced and distributed by the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County.

The directory is available online at www.lhwmp.org/home/YellowBook/index.aspx. To order a print copy, call the Business Waste Line at 206-263-8899, or toll–free, 1-800-325-6165, ext. 3-8899.

For more than a decade, businesses have relied on this directory to help determine if they are producing hazardous wastes and what management steps should be taken. The directory also describes how to get help with hazardous waste, which regulations apply, how to choose a disposal or recycling vendor and more.

The directory lists wastes in alphabetical order – from absorbents to X-ray tubes – and includes information on handling, recycling, regulations, and chemical hazards, as well as a list of vendors that handle that waste. Vendors are also listed alphabetically.

“Just about every shop we visit is happy to get a copy,” said Rey Verduzco, business services manager for the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program. Verduzco leads the group of technical advisers who make free visits to King County businesses and help them address hazardous materials handling and waste questions.

The Local Hazardous Waste Management Program is a partnership of local governments including Seattle, King County, the suburban and other cities in King County, working together to manage hazardous wastes and protect health and the environment. Visit us at www.lhwmp.org.

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