Household Hazardous Waste Collection event returns in September

Posted By: Public Works on August 02, 2017

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Businesses that qualify as a Small Quantity Generator are encouraged to begin registering for the Chelan County Household Hazardous Waste Collection event, to be held in late September.

To participate in the popular event, businesses must register by Sept. 8. 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.

The annual Chelan County Household Hazardous Waste Collection event returns Sept. 29-30 and will be held at three locations throughout the county. The event provides homeowners and SQGs 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. 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, photo chemicals; 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.