Household Hazardous Waste Collection event planned for Sept. 29-30

Posted By: Public Works on August 02, 2017

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The Chelan County Household Hazardous Waste Collection event returns Sept. 29-30 and will be held at four locations throughout the county, including Wenatchee, Peshastin, Entiat and Chelan.

The event provides homeowners and businesses the opportunity to dispose of toxic, flammable and corrosive materials in a safe way. The collection event is free to households; however, reduced fees apply to qualifying businesses. Residents and businesses must reside in Chelan County to participate.

The Chelan County dates are:

  • Sept. 29: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Wenatchee Forest Service, 215 Melody Lane in Wenatchee
  • Sept. 29: 10 a.m. to noon at the Entiat Fire Station, 2200 Entiat Way
  • Sept. 30: 9 a.m. to noon, at the Chelan Fire Station, 232 E. Wapato Ave. in Chelan
  • Sept. 30: 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Peshastin Elementary School, 10001 School St. in Peshastin

New this year, latex and water-based paints will not be accepted. That’s because the paints can be dried and then safely disposed of in your household garbage. Details about disposing of latex paint are on the Public Works website.

Typical household hazardous wastes that will be collected at September events include: Drain and oven cleaners; metal polish; dry cleaning fluid; rust preventatives; wood strippers and wood preservatives; paint thinner; degreasers; gasoline, brake fluid, anti-freeze, engine and radiator fluids, and transmission fluid; pesticides, herbicides, rodent killers and insect sprays; pool chemicals; cesspool cleaners; fertilizer; kerosene; bleaches and ammonia; arts and crafts supplies; floor cleaners; radiator cleaners; solvents and sealants; old chemistry sets; hydrochloric acid; creosote; rechargeable batteries; moth balls and oil-based paints.

Businesses that qualify as a Small Quantity Generator must pre-register for the event. Businesses must fill out a registration form and then return it to Clean Harbors Environmental Services, the business coordinating the collection for the county. The registration form includes an inventory of waste that will be disposed of at the collection event.

Businesses must qualify as a Small Quantity Generator (SQG) to participate. An SQG is a business that:

  • • Produces less than 220 pounds (about 25 gallons) of hazardous waste per month.
  • • Produces less than 2.2 pounds (about a quart) of acutely hazardous waste per month.
  • • And stores less than 2,200 pounds (about four 55-gallon drums) of hazardous waste.