Popular program in 22nd year of service; Year-round Auburn location continues
All King County and city residents can safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint and other household hazardous waste items when the Wastemobile rolls into Covington for a collection event, June 15-17.
The Wastemobile will be in the parking lot of the Fred Meyer store, 16735 SE 272nd St. in Covington, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
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.
Residents are helping safeguard the environment and public health by properly disposing household hazardous waste materials and keeping them out of drains and landfills.
Since its inception, the Wastemobile has collected more than 14,000 tons of hazardous household waste from 333,000 residents.
Following the Covington event, the Wastemobile heads to the Bothell/Kenmore area for a household hazardous waste collection event, June 22-24, in the parking lot of the Seattle Times building, 19200 120th Ave. NE, Bothell.
Looking for reusable household products? The Wastemobile provides 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.
For south King County residents, a convenient alternative to the Wastemobile is the household hazardous waste collection site in the northwest parking lot of the Auburn SuperMall, 1101 SuperMall Way (near the loading docks and Sports Authority). It operates every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information about disposal, including acceptable materials and quantity limits, call the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program’s Hazards Line at 206-296-4692, Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., except holidays. Recorded information is available after hours, or by visiting the Wastemobile website at www.hazwastehelp.org.