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Solid Waste Manager

Damon M. K. Taam

 

Sudbury Road Landfill Household Hazardous Waste Facility

414 Landfill Road
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Phone:  
Fax:  
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday - Saturday

Closed Major Holidays

 

2014 Holiday Closure Schedule

 January 1 – New Years Day

January 20 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day

February 17 – President's Day

May 26 – Memorial Day

July 4 – Independence Day (offices closed, regular garbage and recycling collection schedule)

September 1 – Labor Day

November 11 – Veteran's Day

November 27 – 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

Poison Prevention Week is March 16 - 22

Poison Prevention Week focuses on educating the public about the potential for accidental poisoning from chemicals and medications that are commonly found in homes. The Sudbury HHW Facility provides free disposal of residential household hazardous waste year-round in order to protect children, pets, and the environment from accidental exposure to harmful chemicals. Play it safe and properly dispose of dangerous items by using this free service for residents!

For medication disposal, the Walla Walla Police Department will be offering a free medication take-back event on April 26. Please contact Vicky Ruley at for more information on the event and watch the City's website for more information closer to the event.

 

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
  • Must provide proof of residency for Walla Walla County
  • Items must be in original or labeled, sealed, and leak-proof containers
  • 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)

Refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners, motor oil in quantities greater than 50 gallons

Unacceptable Items:

  • Smoke detectors
  • Ammunition
  • Explosives
  • Asbestos (accepted as a solid waste for disposal at Sudbury Road 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 Road 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.

 

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