Household Hazardous Waste
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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.
The Preliminary Review Draft of the 2013 Walla Walla County Solid Waste Management Plan is available for public review and comment. Please see our Solid Waste Planning page for more information.
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)
- Motor Oil
- Paint – latex, oil, aerosol cans
- Glues and other adhesives
- Pool and spa chemicals
- Household Batteries – alkaline, NiCad,
- Lithium Ion rechargeables
- Automotive Batteries
- Pesticides, Herbicides
- 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
- Smoke detectors
- 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.
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.