Solid Waste Division

Division Manager: Margo Gillaspy


HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE FACILITY
Located at the Recycling & Transfer Station on Ovenell Road
Hours: Monday thru Friday 10:00-4:00 and the same hours on the first Saturday of each month.
If the label says "Danger", "Warning", or "Caution"
Don’t throw it in the trash. Use it up or bring it to us!

There is no fee for Skagit County residents

This information is for households only. Businesses must contact the Small Quantity Generator program at 360 424-9532, to arrange for disposal of chemicals.

Please note: There is a limit of 25 gallons of household hazardous waste per month, contact the Hazardous Waste Facility at 360 424-9532 for more info.

No Explosives, Radioactive Materials, or Asbestos

EXAMPLES OF HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE ACCEPTED

Fuorescent Lightbulbs
Oven cleaners Oil paints, stains, varnishes

Solvents
Drain cleaners
Paint thinners
Paint strippers
Toilet bowl cleaners
Metal polish
Shoe polish
Spot removers
Used motor oil
Antifreeze
Air fresheners
Gasoline
Diesel fuel
Aerosol sprays
Mothballs and crystals
Vehicle batteries
Roach and flea killer
Rodent killer
Button batteries
Ant poison
Wasp poison
Snail and slug bait
Insecticides
Herbicides
Pool chemicals
Photographic chemicals

Chemistry set chemicals
Fertilizers with pesticide or herbicide
Fertilizer
Brake fluid
Transmission fluid
Nicad batteries
Disinfectants

Only the following materials will be accepted daily from 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. :

REDUCE YOUR USE OF CHEMICALS

RESEARCH THE PROBLEM
When faced with a problem that seems to require a hazardous chemical solution, take some time to do a bit of research. Look for a solution that is non-toxic (no warning label) or is less toxic (caution label).

BUY LESS
When you do buy a hazardous product, buy just what you will use up in a reasonable length of time. If you have leftovers you can't use, share them with the neighbors.

AVOID AEROSOLS
Often the propellant is used up before the product is emptied out of the can. Completely empty aerosol containers may go into your regular garbage, but if there is any product remaining in the can it must be treated as hazardous waste.

CHOOSE LATEX PAINT (water-based paint)
Latex paint cans can be dried out if they have 1" or less paint in the bottom, then disposed of in your regular garbage. Oil based paint cans that are empty and dry may also be disposed of in the regular garbage, however any old oil-based paint must be treated as hazardous waste.

Latex Paint Update [Flyer]
What is Latex Paint?
Look on the can for key words, ‘water based,’ ‘soap and water clean up.’ Oil based paint will have key words, ‘alkyd,’ and ‘clean up using solvents.’
How to solidify (dry) Latex Paint
Small amounts (less than 1 inch): Remove lid and paint will dry.
Large amounts: Mix 50/50 with kitty litter, sawdust, or shredded paper or mix in a commercial paint hardener like ‘Waste Away.’
Paint is dry enough when it has an oatmeal-like consistency and will not spill out of can.

REMEMBER
Dry, empty containers should go in the regular garbage.