Household and business products for cleaning, painting, automotive, and other uses can all be hazardous. That means we all create hazardous waste at times, along with our regular garbage.
Proper handling of hazardous waste protects the health of humans, animals, and Puget Sound. Snohomish County Health ’s Safe Environments program regulates hazardous waste that is considered “moderate risk,” such as:
- Oil-based paints
- Waste oil
- Illegal drug lab hazards review
- Pollution prevention assistance to small businesses
- Complaint investigation and enforcement regarding waste handling and disposal
- Waste screening determination (PDF) for proper characterization and disposal
Household hazardous waste disposal
Household hazardous waste such as used oil, antifreeze, gasoline, oil-based paints, solvents, and pesticides cannot go into your regular garbage.
Household hazardous waste can be disposed of free of charge at Snohomish County's Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off Station.
Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Station
- 3434 McDougall Avenue
Everett, WA 98201-5041
- Phone: 425-388-6050
- Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays
- 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
See this list of items accepted at the drop off station. Some potentially hazardous items that can be recycled are also accepted at Snohomish County transfer and recycling centers: batteries, anti-freeze, motor oil and filters, fluorescent bulbs and tubes, and fire extinguishers.
Broken thermometers, lightbulbs, electronics
It's important to carefully clean-up and properly dispose of products that contain hazardous materials.