Dispose household hazardous waste for free this Friday


Last updated 5/11/2022 at 10:59am

Grand Coulee Dam area residents may dispose of household hazardous waste for free on Friday, May 13 from 12 pm to 4 pm at the Delano Regional Transfer Station.  This event is for waste generated by households only.  Participants must remain in their vehicles and all waste must be in the trunk or the bed of a pickup.  Containers will not be returned.

Hazardous products have labels with words such as danger, caustic, flammable, and poison.  Examples include oil-based paint, contaminated automotive oil, paint thinner, rechargeable batteries, solvents, brake fluid, aerosols, spot removers, drain openers, insecticides, herbicides, pesticides, mercury containing devices such as thermostats and thermometers, swimming pool chemicals, and hobby chemicals.  Latex paint is also accepted.  Contaminated oil contains substances such as antifreeze, solvents, degreasers, paint, or brake fluid. 

Residents and businesses may bring a maximum of 10 mercury containing lights per person to the event.  Fluorescent Light Tubes, Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs), and High Intensity Discharge Lights (HIDs) are accepted.  Do not tape lights together. 

Several items are not accepted.  Do not bring propane tanks, uncontaminated automotive oil, and used automotive batteries because year-round collection sites are available.  Other items not accepted include empty containers, agricultural waste, commercial waste, explosives, ammunition, asbestos, radio-active material, cylinders, Poison A gases, refrigerant compressors, leaking containers, and containers larger than 5 gallons.   

Products should be brought in original labeled containers if possible.  Pack the waste to prevent spills during transportation.  

The event is sponsored by Grant County and Department of Ecology LSWFA.  For more information, call Grant County Solid Waste at 754-6082 ext. 3508. 


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