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Solid Waste Manager

Damon M. K. Taam

Solid Waste Supervisor

David Jensen
 

 

Sudbury Landfill Household Hazardous Waste Facility

414 Landfill Road
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Phone:  
Fax:  
Winter Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday - Saturday, November 3, 2014 to February 28, 2015

Regular Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday - Saturday, March to November 1, 2014

Closed Major Holidays

 

2015 Holiday Closure Schedule

January 1 – New Years Day

January 19 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day

February 16 – President's Day

May 25 – Memorial Day

July 3 – Independence Day Observance

September 7 – Labor Day

November 11 – Veteran's Day

November 26 – Thanksgiving Day

December 25 – Christmas Day

Household Hazardous Waste

FREE service for all Walla Walla County residents!

The Household Hazardous Waste Facility provides citizens of Walla Walla County a way to properly manage their household hazardous waste. Examples of household hazardous waste include: paint, pesticides, and motor oil. If you have a question about what the HHW Facility will accept, please refer to the specific lists below or give us a call.

This waste, if improperly disposed of - such as thrown in the trash, poured in storm drains, sewers, or on the ground -could contaminate streams or creeks, expose children and pets to dangerous materials or poisons, and harm the environment.

Announcements

LightRecycle Offers Free Disposal of Mercury Containing Lights

A new program designed to collect and properly dispose and recycle mercury containing lights went into effect on January 1, 2015. The Sudbury HHW facility is participating in this program as well as Batteries+Bulbs. Please see the LightRecycle website for program details.

 

E-Cycle Washington Offers Free Disposal of Select Electronics

Did you give or receive electronic devices this Christmas? Remember that Washington State offers free recycling of old televisions, computers, monitors, laptops, e-readers, and portable DVD players. Check the E-Cycle Washington webpage for free recycling locations in Walla Walla County. (Please note: the Sudbury Landfill HHW Facility does not participate in E-Cycle and charges for disposal of electronics).

What about all those batteries? The HHW facility will accept batteries from households free of charge. So when those toys and gadgets need new batteries, remember to properly dispose of your batteries by bringing them to the HHW facility. When certain types of batteries are disposed of in the garbage they can potentially cause a fire in a garbage truck or in the landfill when they are crushed.

Facility Use Guidelines

  • Residentially generated items only; no business related waste (other than LightRecycle eligible lights)
  • Must provide proof of residency for Walla Walla County
  • Items must be in original or labeled, sealed, and leak-proof containers no bigger than 5 gallons in size
  • Inform attendant of any unknown materials
  • Do not mix items together
  • No smoking allowed
  • Remain in vehicle until attendant arrives
  • Pets and children should remain at home or in vehicle at all times
  • Place sharps in a red biomedical container or puncture-resistant and labeled hard plastic container (empty bleach or laundry detergent bottles work good for this)

Acceptable Items:

Free Disposal
  • Motor Oil
  • Antifreeze
  • Paint – latex, oil, aerosol cans
  • Solvents
  • Glues and other adhesives
  • Pool and spa chemicals
  • Gasoline
  • Household Batteries – alkaline, NiCad,
  • Lithium Ion rechargeables
  • Automotive Batteries
  • Pesticides, Herbicides
  • Fertilizers
  • Household Cleaners
  • Fluorescent lights (tube and compact/spiral types)
  • Medical sharps/syringes

Download Disposal Guide Brochure


Fee Based Disposal
(Current rates here)

Freon containing items: refrigerators, freezers, and air conditioners.
Electronics: computers, televisions

 

Unacceptable Items:

  • Smoke detectors
  • Ammunition
  • Explosives
  • Asbestos (accepted as a solid waste for disposal at Sudbury Landfill for a fee)

Note: While the above items are not accepted at our HHW facility, they still require special handling for safe disposal. Please contact your local law enforcement agency for information on disposal of ammunition or explosives. Contact the manufacturer of your smoke detector for additional information on the safe disposal of this product. Asbestos must be properly bagged as a hazardous material before disposal at Sudbury Landfill. You should contact a professional abatement contractor for assistance in removal and disposal of asbestos containing material.
 

Medications

Proper disposal of medications is also important, but not offered at the HHW facility. Please contact your local law enforcement agency to inquire about sponsored take-back events. Never flush unused medications down the drain or toilet as it can impact the ability of the Wastewater Treatment Plant to properly treat sewage. Here are some more tips on how to properly dispose of medications.
 

Less Toxic Alternatives

Proper management of household hazardous waste begins by eliminating many of those toxic products to begin with. Looking for safer cleaning products for your home? Here are some great recipes for creating your own cleaning products that are safer and cheaper.

 

Non-Residential Moderate Risk Waste Disposal

The HHW facility does not accept materials from businesses (other than eligible lights under the LightRecycle program outlined above). Businesses who qualify as Small Quantity Generators (SQGs) should refer to the Department of Ecology's website for resources to meet their specific moderate risk waste disposal needs. 

 

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