Editor's Note: The following is a press release issued by King County.
All King County and city residents can safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint and other household hazardous waste when the Wastemobile travels to Enumclaw, June 8-10.
The Wastemobile will be located in parking lot of the , 45224 284th Ave. S.E., and open for business from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
Residents are helping safeguard the environment and public health by properly disposing household hazardous waste materials and keeping them out of drains and landfills.
The Wastemobile and other household hazardous waste collection programs in King County are funded through a surcharge on solid waste disposal and wastewater discharge, and there is no direct fee to residents.
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.
Looking for reusable household products? The Wastemobile provides free products to the public, such as oil-based paint, stain and primer, plus wood care and cleaning products. These products are subject to availability, and residents will need to sign a release form prior to receiving materials.
Enumclaw-area residents have an alternative to the roving Wastemobile service: A household hazardous waste collection station is located year ‘round in the northwest parking lot of the Auburn SuperMall, 1101 SuperMall Way (near the loading docks and Sports Authority). It operates every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information about disposal, including acceptable materials and quantity limits, call the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program's Hazards Line at 206-296-4692, Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., except holidays. Recorded information is available after hours, or by visiting the Wastemobile website at www.hazwastehelp.org.