Hazardous Waste Items

If you have leftover hazardous products, offer them to others who can use them. Otherwise, take acceptable household hazardous waste to a household hazardous waste collection site.

Use the Where Does It Go? Tool to find instructions about how to dispose of computers, electronics, appliances, car parts furniture, wood, metal, needles and syringes, and other special items.


Household Hazards Information Line

For questions about hazardous materials, call the Household Hazards Line at (206) 296-4692, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (except holidays) or 9 a.m to 5 p.m Saturday.


Limit Using Hazardous Products

  • Buy less hazardous products and try to buy only the amount you will use.
  • Give leftover products to someone who can use them.
  • Choose safe cleaning products for your home.
  • Use natural pest, weed and disease control in your yard, and natural lawn care techniques to replace fertilizers, pesticides, and other hazardous chemicals.
  • Buy paint in amounts that you need and use up leftover paint. Dry out leftover latex paint and throw the can in the garbage with the lid off.


Hazardous Waste Management Program

 Flyer for King County Hazardous Waste Program with the text: Do you know that Hazardous Waste cannot go in the trash or down the drain? Hazardous wastes come from products that usually have one or more of these words on their labels: caustion, corrosive, warning, danger, toxic, poison, hazardous to health, flammable, hazardous to the environment

The Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County works with residents and businesses to properly use, store and dispose of hazardous products. Download a flyer (PDF) in your language about where to take hazardous waste and what to bring:

Additional Resources


Public Utilities

Andrew Lee, General Manager and CEO
Address: 700 5th Avenue, Suite 4900, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34018, Seattle, WA, 98124-5177
Phone: (206) 684-3000

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Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is comprised of three major direct-service providing utilities: the Water Utility, the Drainage and Wastewater Utility, and the Solid Waste Utility.