Household Hazardous Waste Handling

Hazardous wastes should not be put in the trash. See below for how to dispose of them responsibly. Please call us at (509) 334-1914 for further information.

We are now accepting CFL bulbs at our office.

You may drop off your spent CFL bulbs at no charge at our office during business hours. CFL’s are the small, coily bulbs.

Your spent Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) bulbs should not be thrown away due to all the mercury in the bulb. You may bring them to our office during office hours [Monday through Friday 8:00 to 5:00 pm] for free drop off. Please limit yourself to twelve bulbs per visit. Do NOT bring in cracked or broken bulbs; broken bulbs should be thrown away. Thank You.

Electronic Waste Management

We are now accepting electronic waste for responsible recycling and disposal. Please contact us before bringing your electronic waste to our office. We do charge for taking your electronic waste as it is expensive to handle responsibly. Computer Monitors (with cathode ray tubes), televisions, laptops, CPUs, and e-Readers are free as they are part of the state e-cycle program; all other electronic waste is charged out at 50 cents a pound. The Pullman utility tax also applies to the charge.

We do not accept your household batteries at our recycling center. The only batteries that we are accepting at our recycling center now are rechargeable batteries and automotive batteries. Household batteries, also known as alkaline batteries, may safely be put into the trash.

Other Household Hazardous Wastes

What Do You Do With Your Used Motor Oil, Paints, Pesticides, and other low level hazardous wastes?  Don’t throw them in your regular garbage as this is very harmful to our water supplies!

The Whitman County Household Hazardous Waste drop-off facility, located at the landfill/transfer station, allows county households to safely dispose of home, auto, paint, and yard related wastes FREE of charge! If you’re cleaning out the garage and have a bunch of these hazardous materials, bring them to the HHW at the county landfill drop-off facility in clearly labeled or original containers for safe disposal. A materials exchange table is also available free of charge!

Common Household Hazardous Materials:

  1. Household Cleaners
  2. Chlorine Bleach
  3. Antifreeze
  4. Transmission Fluid
  5. Gasoline & Diesel
  6. Motor Oil
  7. Paint (Latex & Oil-Based)
  8. Paint Thinner
  9. Paint Stripper
  10. Insecticides & Pesticides
  11. Weed Killer
  12. Oven Cleaner
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