Hazardous Materials

Certain household chemicals and materials are dangerous if combined or spilled. Because of this, they are considered “hazardous waste” and must be disposed of differently than normal garbage or recycling.

What is considered hazardous waste?

While many household objects are able to be thrown away in the garbage or recycling for curbside pickup, there are a number of items which are dangerous and must be taken to a Hazardous Waste Disposal Facility. The following is a list of materials which are considered “hazardous waste”: 

    • Aerosol spray cans
    • Antifreeze
    • Batteries (dry cell & lead acid)
    • Bleach car_battery
    • Brake fluid
    • Chemistry sets
    • Drain cleaner
    • Fire extinguishers
    • Floor wax
    • Fluorescent tubes & compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL's)
    • Fungicide
    • Furniture polish
    • Gasoline/diesel
    • Glues
    • Herbicides
    • Insecticides
    • Lamp ballasts antifreeze
    • Mercury
    • Mildew removers
    • Moth balls
    • Motor oil
    • Oil filters
    • Oven cleaner
    • Paint thinner
    • Paint, varnish or stain (oil-base only)
    • Photographic chemicals
    • Pool chemicals
    • Propane tanks (BBQ size or smaller)
    • Rechargeable batteries
    • Rug & upholstery cleaners lightbulbs_CFL_fluor
    • Shoe or silver polish
    • Solvents
    • Switches containing mercury
    • Thermometers containing mercury
    • Thermostats containing mercury
    • Transmission fluid
    • USB Battery backup
    • Wood preservatives

In Snohomish County, the nearest hazardous waste disposal facility is in Everett. There are also several hazardous waste disposal transfer stations throughout Snohomish County where homeowners can drop off their hazardous waste closer to where they live:

    Household Hazardous Waste Facility – Everett

    Address: 3434 McDougall Ave.,
    Everett, WA 98201-5041
    Phone:   (425) 388-6050

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