April 11, 2012
Improve your environment with Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection events
Roving and stationary collection sites offer safe, easy and convenient Household hazardous waste disposal on Earth Day, beyond
This Earth Month, King County residents are encouraged to make small changes in their habits that can make a big difference in improving our environment.
Through the County’s “It’s Easy Being Green” website, http://www.kingcounty.gov/beinggreen, residents can find information about upcoming volunteer opportunities for habitat restoration projects, learn about solid waste management, or how to be an environmentally savvy consumer.
One of the easiest green steps all King County residents can take is proper disposal of household hazardous waste through the Wastemobile. The program of its kind in the nation, the Wastemobile offers a safe and convenient way to safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint and other items that need special handling.
Since its inception in 1989, more than 330,000 King County residents have safely disposed of more than 14,000 tons of household hazardous waste through the Wastemobile services, including the roving Wastemobile, which offers collection events in communities throughout the county, and the stationary Wastemobile site in Auburn.
The roving Wastemobile is in Redmond this weekend, April 13-15, at the Home Depot, 17777 NE 76th St. Next up is a visit to Vashon, April 27-29, when the Wastemobile sets up at the Tjomsland gravel pit, 17001 107th Ave. SW. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at each location.
The stationary Wastemobile site is located near the Sports Authority store at the Auburn SuperMall, 1101 SuperMall Way. The facility is open Saturday and Sunday of every weekend.
Residents are helping safeguard the environment and public health by properly disposing household hazardous waste materials and keeping them out of drains and landfills. The collection services are operated by King County Solid Waste Division as part of the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program.
For more Wastemobile information, including acceptable materials and quantity limits, call the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program's 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. Information is also available on the Wastemobile website at http://www.lhwmp.org/home/HHW/wastemobile.aspx.