All King County and city residents can safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other hosuehold hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile comes to Redmond, April 4-6.
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 Redmond, April 4-6.
The Wastemobile will be in the parking lot of Home Depot, 17777 NE 76th St., Redmond, 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 Vashon next
Following its stop in Redmond, the Wastemobile will travel to Vashon for a household hazardous waste collection event April 18-20 at the old Tjomsland gravel pit, 17001 107th Ave. SW, Vashon.
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 sign a release form prior to receiving the materials.
Want 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 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 visit 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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