The final weekend of roving household hazardous waste collection in King County for 2019 is Oct. 18-20, when the Wastemobile visits Bothell to offer area residents safe disposal of old car batteries, used motor oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost.
StoryBothell-area residents can take advantage of safe and convenient household hazardous waste material disposal when the Wastemobile comes to town Oct. 18-20 – the traveling hazardous waste collection service’s final stop of the 2019 season.
The Wastemobile will be in the parking lot of the Seattle Times printing plant, 19200 120th Ave. NE, Bothell, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
Residents can drop off pesticides, oil-based paints, automotive products (oil, antifreeze, lamps, etc.), fluorescent bulbs/tubes and other items without a charge. The service is pre-paid through garbage and sewer utility fees.
About the Wastemobile
Created in 1989, the Wastemobile is operated by the Hazardous Waste Management Program and goes throughout the county from later winter into fall. It was the first traveling hazardous waste collection program in the nation and has collected more than 17,000 tons of hazardous household waste from nearly 500,000 customers.
People who take their household hazardous waste materials to the Wastemobile are helping protect the environment and public health by safely disposing of these items 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.
More disposal solutions with permanent collection sites
For south King County residents, the Auburn Wastemobile is a convenient option for household hazardous waste disposal. It is located in the northwest parking lot of The Outlet Collection, 1101 Outlet Collection Dr., SW, near Sports Authority. It operates every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Household hazardous waste disposal is also available at the Factoria Recycling and Transfer Station, 13800 SE 32nd St., Bellevue. The service is available Tuesday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Learn about this and other household and business hazardous waste disposal options at hazwastehelp.org. Questions about household hazardous waste? Call 206-296-4692. To get more information about business hazardous waste disposal, call 206-263-8899.
The Wastemobile is one of the services provided by the 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.