Free Household Hazardous Waste Collection Coming to Burien Sept. 14–16


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All King County and area residents can safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint and other common household hazardous waste free of charge when the Wastemobile rolls into Burien for a collection event from Friday, Sept. 14 through Sunday, Sept. 16.

The Wastemobile will be in the parking lot of the Burien Fred Meyer, at 14300 1st Ave. So., in Burien, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Residents can drop off unwanted light bulbs and ballasts, pesticides and other hazardous waste.

Wastemobile customers are helping to safeguard public health and the environment by properly disposing household hazardous waste materials and keeping them out of drains and landfills.

Created in 1989, the Wastemobile was the first program of its kind in the nation. It is operated by King County Solid Waste Division as part of the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program, and travels throughout the County from the spring through fall.

Since its inception, the Wastemobile has collected more than 14,000 tons of hazardous household waste from 333,000 residents.

While the Burien collection event is the final stop of the year for the roving Wastemobile, a year ‘round household hazardous waste collection site is located in the northwest parking lot of the Auburn SuperMall, 1101 SuperMall Way (near the loading docks and Sports Authority). It operates every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Looking for reusable household products? The Wastemobile provides free products to the public, such as oil-based paint, stain and primer, plus wood care and cleaning products. These items are subject to availability, and residents must sign a release form prior to receiving materials.

For more information about disposal, including acceptable materials and quantity limits, call the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program’s Hazards Line at 206-296-4692, Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., except holidays. Recorded information is available after hours, or by visiting the Wastemobile website at www.hazwastehelp.org.

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