The King County Wastemobile roving household hazardous waste collection service begins the 2019 season with a collection event from Feb. 22-24 in Bothell.
From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, the Wastemobile will be in the parking lot of the Seattle Times building at 19200 120th Ave. NE in Bothell.
Residents can drop off household hazardous waste items including pesticides, oil-based paints, automotive products (oil, antifreeze, lamps, etc.), fluorescent bulbs/tubes and other items without a charge. The service is pre-paid through garbage and sewer utility fees.
Created in 1989, the Wastemobile was the first traveling hazardous waste collection program in the nation. It is operated by the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program and goes throughout the county from later winter into fall.
Residents help protect the environment and public health by safely disposing of the hazardous materials and keeping them out of drains and landfills. Since first hitting the road, the Wastemobile has collected more than 17,000 tons of hazardous household waste from nearly 500,000 customers.
The Wastemobile also provides free reusable 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 must sign a release form prior to receiving the materials.
The Wastemobile goes to the Kent-Covington area next.