The King County Household Hazardous Wastemobile will be at the Des Moines Marina the weekend of April 26 – 28, and all King County and city residents will be able to safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost. The Wastemobile will be in the parking lot of the marina, located at 22307 Dock Ave South, 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, auto batteries, etc.), fluorescent bulbs/tubes and other items free of charge. There is no charge to drop off unwanted household hazardous waste, because the service is paid for through garbage and sewer utility fees. Created in 1989, the Wastemobile was the first program of its kind in the nation. It is operated by King County Solid Waste Division as part of the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program, and travels throughout the county from the spring through fall. Since its inception, the Wastemobile has collected more than 16,000 tons of hazardous household waste from 450,000 customers. For south King County residents, a convenient alternative to the Wastemobile is the household hazardous waste collection site in the northwest parking lot of The Outlet Collection (formerly the Auburn SuperMall), 1101 SuperMall Way, near Sports Authority. It operates every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.]]>