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Wastemobile in town three days

All King County and city residents can safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint and other household hazardous materials when the Wastemobile continues its 22nd year of service with a three-day stop in Enumclaw.

The Wastemobile will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday at the Enumclaw Expo Center.

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.

By participating in the Wastemobile project, residents help safeguard the environment and public health by properly disposing of hazardous 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 14,000 tons of hazardous household waste from 333,000 residents.

For more Wastemobile information, including acceptable materials and quantity limits, call the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program’s Hazards Line at 206-296-4692 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays. Recorded information is available after hours. Information is also available at www.lhwmp.org.

 

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