South King County residents have more opportunities to dispose of their household hazardous waste at no cost, with weekly service now available from the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program’s Wastemobile service at the Auburn SuperMall.
Beginning February 4th, every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Auburn SuperMall, the Wastemobile will offer residents a convenient place to safely drop off oil-based paint, propane tanks, motor oil and other hazardous household wastes. By properly disposing of these wastes and keeping them out of the trash, sewers and storm drains, King County residents are helping safeguard the environment and reducing hazardous materials in their homes.
The Wastemobile service is located in the northwest corner of the Auburn SuperMall (next to Sports Authority), 1101 SuperMall Way. This location began in July 2009 on a two-weekend-per-month schedule. It is changing to a weekly service for the convenience of residents and businesses.
“We heard from visitors that they wanted the Auburn SuperMall Wastemobile to have a predictable, easy to remember schedule, so we are making the service available every weekend,” said Jay Watson, program administrator.
“Residents rely on our collection facilities in North and South Seattle, and Factoria, as well as our Wastemobile service for disposing of unwanted household hazardous waste. It is safe, convenient and there is no charge because County residents are already paying for this service through their garbage and sewer utility bills.” Watson added, “It is easy to drive through and drop off unwanted household chemicals and hazardous products.”
In addition to the weekly South King County service, Wastemobile service will continue in other locations throughout King County in the summer and fall, such as Covington, Snoqualmie and Bothell/Kenmore.
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 those materials.
For more information about getting rid of household hazardous products, including acceptable materials and quantity limits, call the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program’s Household Hazards Line at 206-296-4692 or 1-888-TOXIC ED (869-4233); TTY relay: 711, Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., except holidays. Recorded information is available after hours. Information is also available on the Wastemobile website at www.hazwastehelp.org
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 human health and the environment.