Seattle Public Utilities Mami Hara, General Manager/CEO

Household Hazardous Waste

The region’s household hazardous waste facilities accept a variety of chemicals, as well as batteries and fluorescent light bulbs and tubes.

Accepted at household hazardous waste facilities

  • Antifreeze and motor oil  
  • Drain openers  
  • Hobby chemicals  
  • Cleaning products  
  • Paint thinners  
  • Pool and spa supplies  
  • Batteries - alkaline, button, rechargeable and vehicle batteries  
  • Vehicle batteries  
  • Oil-based paint
  • Pesticides  
  • Propane tanks  
  • Wood preservatives  
  • Glues and adhesives  
  • Fluorescent light bulbs and tubes (also accepted at many retail stores)
  • Mercury-containing thermometers and thermostats
  • Business hazardous waste (some restrictions)

NOT accepted at household hazardous waste facilities

 

Look up where it goes to find instructions for how to dispose of other special items.

Determine if a product is hazardous:

  • Hazardous products are usually labeled Danger, Poison, Caution or Warning.
  • See the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program for information on determining which products are hazardous and how to use and dispose of these products safely.
  • You may also be able to contact the manufacturer for more health and safety information.