Wastemobile comes to Covington, offers free household hazardous waste disposal, Sept. 6-8

Find upcoming collections and convenient, permanent disposal sites

All King County and city residents can safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile makes a stop in Covington.

From Sept. 6-8, the Wastemobile will be in the parking lot of the Covington Fred Meyer, 16735 SE 272nd St., from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Residents can drop off household hazardous waste items including pesticides, oil-based paints, automotive products (oil, antifreeze, auto batteries, etc.), fluorescent bulbs/tubes and other items without a charge. The service is pre-paid through garbage and sewer utility fees.

The Wastemobile goes to Bothell next

Following its stop in Sammamish, the Wastemobile will travel to Bothell for a household hazardous waste collection event Sept. 20-22 in the parking lot of the Seattle Times building, 19200 120th Ave. NE.

About the Wastemobile

Created in 1989, the Wastemobile was the first traveling hazardous waste disposal program in the nation. It is operated by the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program partner, the King County Solid Waste Division, and goes throughout the county from the spring through fall.

Residents help safeguard the environment and public health by properly disposing of the hazardous materials and keeping them out of drains and landfills. During the last 24 years, the Wastemobile has collected more than 16,000 tons of hazardous household waste from 450,000 customers.

The Wastemobile also provides free reusable 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 sign a release form prior to receiving the materials.

More disposal solutions: Visit the permanent collection site

For south King County residents, the Auburn Wastemobile, is a convenient alternative for disposing of household hazardous waste. It is located in the northwest parking lot of The Outlet Collection (formerly the Auburn SuperMall), 1101 SuperMall Way, near Sports Authority. It operates every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Qualifying businesses may also use the no cost disposal services. Call or find details at: www.hazwastehelp.org/BusinessHazWaste.

For more information

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 afterhours, or by visiting the Wastemobile website at www.HazWasteHelp.org.

The Wastemobile is one of the services provided by the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program through a partnership of more than 40 city, county and tribal governments working together in King County to reduce threats posed from hazardous materials and wastes.