Hazardous Waste Items

COVID-19 Message

Customer safety during COVID-19

To reduce the potential spread of COVID-19, please observe the following guidelines when visiting one of the SPU Household Hazardous Waste facilities:

  • DO NOT visit if you have a cough, fever, shortness of breath, sore throat or sore muscles.
  • Practice physical distancing by keeping at least 6 feet of space between yourself, our staff, and other customers.
  • Face coverings are required.

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 (except holidays) or 9 a.m to 5 p.m Saturday.


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.


Hazardous Waste Management Program

The 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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