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 Health District’s Safe Environments program regulates hazardous waste that is considered “moderate risk,” such as waste oil, antifreeze, gasoline, oil-based paints, solvents, and pesticides. We provide:
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 Ave.
Everett, WA 98201-5041
Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays
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.
Residential heating oil tanks
There is free insurance for home owners of heating oil tanks through the State of Washington Pollution Liability Insurance Agency (PLIA) if you register before the tank leaks.
Please consult your local Fire Marshal and city or county building department about tank removal or other questions. Also see the Washington State Department of Ecology information (PDF).
Household hazardous waste education
Our community education program offers a variety of presentations for classrooms, neighborhood meetings and fairs to educate the public on the recognition, safer alternatives, handling and disposal of hazardous products.
To schedule a presentation please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call our Safe Environments Program at 425.339.8600.