All King County and city residents can safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile continues its 24th year of service with a stop in Snoqualmie, July 12, 13 and 14.
The Wastemobile will be in the parking lot of Snoqualmie Elementary School, 39801 SE Park St., from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
Residents can drop off household hazardous waste items including pesticides, oil-based paints, automotive products (oil, antifreeze, auto batteries, etc.), fluorescent bulbs/tubes and other items free of charge – as the service is paid for through garbage and sewer utility fees.
Following its trip to Snoqualmie, the Wastemobile travels to Redmond for a household hazardous waste collection event July 26-28, in the parking lot of The Home Depot, 17777 NE 76th St., Redmond.
Residents are helping safeguard the environment and public health by properly disposing of hazardous these materials and keeping them out of drains and landfills.
Created in 1989, the Wastemobile was the first program of its kind in the nation. It is operated by King County Solid Waste Division as part of the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program, and travels throughout the county from the spring through fall.
Since its inception, the Wastemobile has collected more than 16,000 tons of hazardous household waste from 450,000 customers.