Hazardous Waste Items

COVID-19 Message

Household Hazardous Waste collection facilities now open

Seattle Public Utilities' Household Hazardous Waste collection facilities are now open with regular hours. Sites are open for essential trips only. For more information and how to store waste safely, visit www.kingcountyhazwastewa.gov.

If you have leftover hazardous products, offer them to others who can use them. Otherwise, take acceptable household hazardous waste to a household hazardous waste collection site.

Use the Where Does It Go? Tool to find instructions about how to dispose of computers, electronics, appliances, car parts furniture, wood, metal, needles and syringes, and other special items.


Household Hazards Information Line

For questions about hazardous materials, call the Household Hazards Line at (206) 296-4692, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. They are closed on July 4th, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.


Limit Using Hazardous Products

  • Buy less hazardous products and try to buy only the amount you will use.
  • Give leftover products to someone who can use them.
  • Choose safe cleaning products for your home.
  • Use natural pest, weed and disease control in your yard, and natural lawn care techniques to replace fertilizers, pesticides, and other hazardous chemicals.
  • Buy paint in amounts that you need and use up leftover paint. Dry out leftover latex paint and throw the can in the garbage with the lid off.
  • Rather than buy new household hazardous products like bleach or car polish, you can instead take leftover products that others have brought to the South Household Hazardous Waste Facility.
  • Availability of free products varies, but may include oil-based paint, household cleansers, wood care products, antifreeze and other automotive products.
  • You will need to sign a release form before taking any materials.


Local Hazardous Waste Management Program

The Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County works with residents and businesses to properly use, store and dispose of hazardous products.


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