Solid Waste Division
Division Manager: Margo Gillaspy
HAZARDOUS WASTE FACILITY
Located at the Recycling & Transfer Station
on Ovenell Road
Hours: Monday thru Friday 10:00-4:00 and the same hours on the first
Saturday of each month.
If the label says "Danger", "Warning",
Dont throw it in the trash. Use it up or bring it to us!
Hazardous waste accepted from Skagit County residents and qualifying businesses only.
FREE DISPOSAL for Skagit County households!
This information is for
households only. Businesses must contact the Small
Quantity Generator program at
(360) 416-1580, to arrange for disposal
is a limit of 25 gallons of household hazardous waste per month,
the Hazardous Waste Facility at (360) 416-1580 for more info.
Radioactive Materials, or Asbestos
OF HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE ACCEPTED
Oven cleaners Oil paints, stains, varnishes
Toilet bowl cleaners
Used motor oil
Mothballs and crystals
Roach and flea killer
| Snail and slug
Chemistry set chemicals
pesticide or herbicide
the following materials will be accepted daily from 8:30 a.m. -
6:00 p.m. :
YOUR USE OF CHEMICALS
When faced with a problem that seems to require a hazardous chemical
solution, take some time to do a bit of research. Look for a solution
that is non-toxic (no warning label) or is less toxic (caution label).
When you do buy a hazardous product, buy just what you will use up in
a reasonable length of time. If you have leftovers you can't use, share
them with the neighbors.
Often the propellant is used up before the product
is emptied out of the can. Completely empty aerosol containers may go
into your regular garbage, but if there is any product remaining
in the can it must be treated as hazardous waste.
LATEX PAINT (water-based paint)
Latex paint cans can be dried out if they have 1" or less paint
in the bottom, then disposed of in your regular garbage. Oil based paint
cans that are empty and dry may also be disposed of in the regular garbage,
however any old oil-based paint must be treated as hazardous waste.
Latex Paint Update | Flyer
|What is Latex Paint?
Look on the can for key words, ‘water based,’ ‘soap and water clean up.’ Oil based paint will have key words, ‘alkyd,’ and ‘clean up using solvents.’
How to solidify (dry) Latex Paint
Small amounts (less than 1 inch): Remove lid and paint will dry.
Large amounts: Mix 50/50 with kitty litter, sawdust, or shredded paper or mix in a commercial paint hardener like ‘Waste Away.’
Paint is dry enough when it has an oatmeal-like consistency and will not spill out of can.
Dry, empty containers should go in the regular garbage.