2012 Residential Survey Results give insights on hazardous waste familiarity and behavior

During 2012, the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County (LHWMP) collected information about residents’ attitudes, awareness and behavior about household hazardous products and household hazardous waste (HHW) through surveys, focus groups and interviews.

We were interested in getting feedback from residents who are not using our hazardous waste collection services to understand why services are not being used and how to reach and motivate residents on the use and disposal of hazardous products. We also wanted to get an updated snapshot of who is using collection services, how far they are driving, what they are bringing for disposal, and how satisfied they are with these services.

The surveys are intended to complement each other and to provide an updated snapshot of residents’ attitudes, awareness and behavior about household hazardous materials and waste. Key findings are in the survey summary.

Summary of the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program’s 2012 Residential Surveys

2012 Household Hazardous Waste Survey of Special Populations in King County

2012 Household Hazardous Waste Survey of Residents in King County

The 2012 On-Site Survey of Household Hazardous Waste Facility Customers

For more information, contact Trudy Rolla, Evaluation Coordinator at 206-263-8481.

These efforts update information that was gathered through similar surveys in 2007: www.lhwmp.org/home/publications/eDownload.aspx?DocID=n5l9i57zHwg%3d .

Focus group participants consider the agenda

Focus group participants consider the agenda