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Keep your family safer: get rid of unwanted hazardous products

 

You can’t watch children all the time.  So how can you keep them safer?ChildReachingCupboard

If you have unwanted hazardous products you could get them out of your home and away from curious hands.

How can you tell which products under the sink or in the closet are hazardous?

Look on the label.  If you see the words DANGER or POISON, that means the product is very harmful.

If you see the words CAUTION or WARNING, that means the products is somewhat harmful.

And if you don’t see CAUTION, WARNING, DANGER OR POISON on the product label, that means the product is safer to use.

So if you want to get rid of hazardous products you don’t want, what do you do?

Getting rid of hazardous products you no longer use can help keep you and your family safer.

Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County Releases 2014 Annual Report

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In 2014, the Program provided direct service to 90,000 people who visited our hazardous waste collection facilities, attended our trainings and had an Environmental Investigator visit their business.  It provided indirect service to over 200,000 people through our Website and Facebook page.  Read the full report.

The Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County is a multijurisdictional program whose mission is to reduce the threat posed by the production, use, storage and disposal of hazardous materials, thereby protecting public health and environmental quality. Program partners include the Seattle Public Utilities, King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks, Public Health – Seattle & King County, and cities and tribes in King County.

 

Celebrate Earth Day and make that trip

It may not seem that the simple act of gathering your unwanted household hazardous waste and making a trip to the disposal facility will “save the Earth”, but many small, individual actions add up to big results.

Thirty-two million pounds – that’s the amount of household hazardous waste people brought to the Wastemobile in 25 years. This came from individuals gathering waste from under their sink or off the shelf in their garage and making a trip to a disposal site.

Hazardous waste includes many things most of us wouldn’t consider hazardous:

  • fluorescent light bulbs and tubes (they contain toxic mercury)
  • any household cleaner with the words CAUTION, WARNING, DANGER or POISON on the label (that’s most of them);
  • the can of oil-based paint you didn’t use up completely;
  • household batteries (they contain lead) – yes, even the ones from your remote control units.

Will you join us and make that trip this spring?  Locations. List of what you can bring.

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The Wastemobile is back!

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Early signs of Spring include crocuses, magnolia blossoms, early-blooming rhodies and …. the Wastemobile!

Bring the hazardous waste that you’ve accumulated over the long winter to the first Wastemobile of 2015 in Bothell, WA.

Find it in the Seattle Times parking lot at 19200 120th Ave NE between 10 to 5 from February 27th through March 1.

Think you don’t have hazardous waste in your house, garage or shed? Chances are you do. Hazardous waste includes burnt out fluorescent bulbs, CFL bulbs (twirly bulbs), most unwanted household cleaners, batteries, and much more. Find a complete list here.

This great service is free because it’s already been paid for in your utility bill.

Final stop for the Wastemobile this year is Bothell Oct 24 – 26

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Bring your old car batteries, waste oil, paint thinner and other household hazardous items to the Wastemobile this Friday through Monday (October 24 – 26) in Bothell.  It will be in the parking lot of the Seattle Times building, 19200 120th Ave. NE, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.  This will be the last Wastemobile visit for this year.

This is the 25th Anniversary of the Wastemobile. In that time it’s collected more than 32 million pounds of household hazardous waste.  Thanks to all for keeping all these hazardous wastes out of the our sewers, our landfills and our environment.

This service is free for King County residents and qualifying businesses. It has already been paid for in your garbage and sewer utility fees.

The traveling Wastemobile will return next spring.  In the meantime, please take your unwanted hazardous products and wastes to one of our permanent locations.

For more information call 206-296-4692, Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or visit www.HazWasteHelp.org.

Duvall hosts Wastemobile Oct 17th – 19th – bring your hazardous waste!

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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 its one and only stop of the year in Duvall, Oct. 17-19.

Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year with more than 32 million pounds of household hazardous waste collected since 1989, the Wastemobile will be in the parking lot of the River School District headquarters, 15501 NE 1st Ave., from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

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 finishes the season in Bothell

Following its stop in Duvall, the Wastemobile stays in north King County and concludes the 2014 traveling schedule with a final stop in Bothell, Oct. 24-26, in the parking lot of the Seattle Times building, 19200 120th Ave. NE.

Covington hosts Wastemobile September 5th – 7th

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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 comes to Covington, Sept. 5-7.  The Wastemobile will be in the parking lot of the Fred Meyer at 16735 SE 272nd St., Covington, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

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.

More disposal solutions: Visit the permanent collection site

For south King County residents, the Auburn Wastemobile is a convenient alternative for disposing 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.

Qualifying businesses can also use the no cost disposal services. Call 206-296-4692, or find details at.

Eastside residents might find the Factoria Transfer Station as a more convenient location for household hazardous waste disposal.

About the Wastemobile

Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year with more than 32 million pounds of household hazardous waste collected since 1989, the Wastemobile was the first traveling hazardous waste disposal program in the nation.  It is operated by the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program and goes throughout the King 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.

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.

 

Wastemobile 25th Anniversary! Enter to Win Prizes

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Enter to win the contest here:  http://bit.ly/1nK7xvp

Thanks to 450,000 King County residents and qualifying businesses, the Wastemobile has collected more than 32 million pounds of household hazardous waste since 1989!

To celebrate, we are giving all King County residents who take their hazardous waste to the Wastemobile in August the chance to win an iPad or other gift cards. Just post your photo with you and your hazardous waste on the link below before taking your waste to the Wastemobile.

Thank you to our residents for helping to protect the environment and public health by safely disposing of your hazardous materials and keeping them out of drains and landfills.

Wastemobile coming to Bothell June 27-29, offers free household hazardous waste disposal

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 its third stop of the year in Bothell, June 27-29.

The Wastemobile will be in the parking lot of the Seattle Times building, 19200 120th Ave. NE, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

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 Snoqualmie next

Following its stop in Bothell, the Wastemobile travels to Snoqualmie for a household hazardous waste collection event July 11-13 in the parking lot of Snoqualmie Elementary School, 39801 SE Park St.Wastemobile 3

Wastemobile coming to Covington June 13 – 15, offering free household hazardous waste disposal

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 its second stop of the year in Covington, June 13-15.

 The Wastemobile will be in the parking lot of the Fred Meyer, at 16735 SE 272nd St., from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

 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 Covington, the Wastemobile heads north to Bothell for a household hazardous waste collection event June 27-29 in the parking lot of the Seattle Times building, 19200 120th Ave. NE.

 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 goes throughout the county from the 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.

 Qualifying businesses may also use the no cost disposal services. Call 206-296-4692, or find details at www.hazwastehelp.org/BusinessHazWaste.

 For more information

For more information about disposal, including acceptable materials and quantity limits, call the 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.

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.

 

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