Redmond hosts Wastemobile July 18 – 20, offering free household hazardous waste.

Wastemobile_vw-bug_CroppedThe Wastemobile will be in the parking lot of the Home Depot, 17777 NE 76th St., Redmond, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. All King County and city residents as well as qualified businesses in King County can safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other hazardous items at no cost. The service is already paid for it in your garbage and sewer utility fees. Households can bring the wastes listed here http://www.lhwmp.org/home/HHW/whattobring.aspx. Find out if your business qualifies http://www.lhwmp.org/home/BHW/sqg.aspx or call 206-296-4692.

After Redmond, the Wastemobile goes to Bothell

Following Redmond, the Wastemobile travels north to Bothell for an Aug. 1-3 household hazardous waste collection event in the parking lot of the Seattle Times building, 19200 120th Ave. NE, Bothell.

About the Wastemobile

Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2014, the Wastemobile was the first traveling hazardous waste disposal program in the nation. It is operated by the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program and it goes throughout the county from spring through fall.

Residents help protect the environment and public health by safely disposing of the hazardous materials and keeping them out of drains and landfills.

During the past quarter century, 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 must 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 Outlet Collection Dr., SW, near Sports Authority. It operates every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.