Wastemobile: Household hazardous waste collection event in Kirkland, June 29-July 1
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 Kirkland for a collection event, June 29 – July 1.
The Wastemobile will be in the parking lot of the Fred Meyer store, 12221 120th Ave. NE, 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 its stop in Kirkland, the Wastemobile heads to Snoqualmie for a household hazardous waste collection event, July 13-15, in the Snoqualmie Elementary School parking lot.
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 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.