Wastemobile hazardous waste collection coming to Des Moines April 21-23


The Wastemobile, a traveling household hazardous waste collection service in King County, continues its 2017 season with a collection event at the Des Moines Marina the weekend of April 21-23.

The Wastemobile will be in the Des Moines Marina parking lot, 22307 Dock St., Des Moines, 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, 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 was the first traveling hazardous waste disposal program in the nation. It is operated by the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program and goes throughout King 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. Since first hitting the road, the Wastemobile has collected more than 17,000 tons of hazardous household waste from more than 466,000 customers.

The Wastemobile 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: 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, 1101 Outlet Collection Dr., SW, next to the loading dock and Nordstrom Rack.

Qualifying businesses can also use the no-cost disposal services. Call 206-263-8899 or find details at hazwastehelp.org.

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 by visiting the Wastemobile website.

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.

Limit: 50 gallons per customer per day; no container over 5 gallons:

Alkaline Batteries
Aerosol Cans (if not empty)
Antifreeze
Automobile Products (antifreeze, brake fluid, gasoline, oil filters; do not mix motor oil with other oil or automotive fluids)
Automobile Batteries (Limit 5 car batteries)
Butane Tanks
Fire Extinguishers (old or partially used)
Flares – Marine – limit 10 (north Seattle, south Seattle and Factoria sites only)
Flares – Roadside
Fluorescent lights (up to 10 tubes and bulbs)
Furniture Stain
Gasoline (30 gallon gasoline limit)
Glue, Contact Cement, Rubber Cement
Household Batteries (alkaline and rechargable)
Household Cleaners
Hobby Chemicals
Lawn & Garden Pesticides
Mercury-Containing Thermometers, Thermostats
Motor Oil
Oil-Based Paint
Pesticides
Propane Tanks
Spray Paint
Swimming Pool & Spa Supplies
Thinners & Other Solvents

Call 206-296-4692 or 1-888-TOXIC ED for safe disposal options for these wastes:

Aerosol Cans (empty)
Asbestos
Bullets, Ammunition, Gunpowder
Cooking Oil
Computers
Computer Monitors
Containers of household hazardous waste over 5 gallons – Call 206-296-4692 for a waste clearance.
Contaminated Soil
Electronics
Empty Containers
Empty Paint Cans
Explosives
Fireworks
Garbage
Latex Paint
Light Bulbs (halogen, incandescent)
Medicines
Medical Sharps, Needles and Syringes
Medical Waste (biomedical waste)
Paint Brushes
Radioactive Wastes
Smoke Detectors
Television
Tires


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