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King County Residents - What to Bring, What Not to Bring

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

Alkaline Batteries
Aerosol Cans (if not empty)
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
Fluorescent lights (up to 10 tubes and bulbs)
Furniture Stain
Gasoline (30 gallon gasoline limit)
Glue, Instant Glue, Rubber Cement
Household Batteries (alkaline and rechargable)
Household Cleaners
Hobby Chemicals
Lawn, Garden, or House Plant Insect Killer
Mercury-Containing Thermometers, Thermostats
Marine flares - limit 10 (north Seattle, south Seattle and Factoria sites only - until the container is full)
Motor Oil
Oil-Based Paint
Propane Tanks
Roadside Flares
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)
Bullets, Munitions, Gunpowder
Cooking Oil
Computer Monitors
Containers of household hazardous waste over 5 gallons - Call 206-296-4692 for a waste clearance.
Contaminated Soil
Empty Containers
Empty Paint Cans
Latex Paint
Light Bulbs (halogen and incandescent)
Medical Sharps
Medical Wastes
Paint Brushes
Radioactive Wastes
Smoke Detectors

For everyone's safety, please remember these tips:

  • Don't mix products
  • Keep products in original containers when possible
  • Label products not in original containers
  • Secure products so they won't tip over or leak
  • Transport similar, sealed containers upright, in cardboard boxes
  • Secure the entire load in your vehicle or trailer. Vehicles arriving with unsecured loads at public or private transfer stations in King County can be charged an unsecured load fee.
  • Store products away from the passenger compartment of your vehicle and keep them separate from items you wish to retain.
  • Stay in your vehicle during unloading at the The Auburn Wastemobile and the regular Wastemobile (roving).

Other information

  • There is no fee for hazardous waste disposal. It is paid for in your utility bills.
  • For larger quantities or unusual wastes (except Factoria), call the Household Hazards Line, Monday to Friday, except holidays,
    9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at (206) 296-4692 or toll free at 1-888-869-4233.
  • Interpreters available. Please be patient while we locate an interpreter.