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To qualify your business must be:
This free disposal service is designed for occasional generators of hazardous waste. If your business generates hazardous waste on a routine basis, you should use a private hazardous waste management firm.
It is a business that:
Your business can visit a maximum of four times a year. Call 206-263-8899 or e-mail if you need to dispose of your waste more often than this or for more options.
If you do not qualify for free disposal, you should manage your hazardous wastes via private hazardous waste management firms.
Call (206) 263-8899 if you are not sure if you qualify.
Some common wastes are hazardous and do not go in the garbage or down drains. Find out what wastes you can bring to a hazardous waste collection site.
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Yes, you may use a hauler. But we prefer that the business owner/manager or a company employee bring the waste themselves.
The collection sites are not designed to accept high grade laboratory waste or potentially explosive compounds. Laboratory chemicals MUST be approved by Program staff before you bring them to a facility for disposal. To obtain approval email a list of your laboratory chemical (including the chemical names, concentrations and volumes) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may be able to sell or give them away through the Industrial Materials Exchange (IMEX).
*A fee charged on garbage/water/sewer bills funds the business hazardous waste disposal program. There is no additional fee to dispose of your hazardous waste materials through this program.
** Laboratories, medical facilities, pest control operators and other businesses that work with highly toxic or reactive chemicals (called “acutely hazardous wastes”) may produce wastes with a monthly SQG limit of 2.2 pounds. Call the business waste line (206-263-8899) for help or check the “P” list of discarded chemical products http://apps.leg.wa.gov/WAC/default.aspx?cite=173-303-9903.