Household & Small Business Waste

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Homeowners and small businesses can bring their household hazardous and business waste to the Yakima County Household and Small Business Waste Collection Facility free of charge. Businesses are required to schedule an appointment. Agricultural waste will not be accepted at this facility.
 
Definition
You can identify whether a product is considered hazardous by reading the label. Any product labeled with the following is considered hazardous:
  • Caution
  • Combustible
  • Corrosive
  • Danger
  • Explosive
  • Flammable
  • Poisonous
  • Reactive
  • Toxic
  • Warning
Proper Waste Disposal
When a less-toxic substitute is not available, buy only what you need, use the product as intended, and closely follow label directions. If you have left-over products like paint, check with friends and neighbors to see if they can use the remaining portions.

Area Landfills
If you have unused, unwanted hazardous household products take them to either Yakima County's permanent Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility located at the Terrace Heights landfill, the Cheyne Landfill or the Lower Valley Transfer Station. Once collected, the products will be recycled or properly disposed of in a specially designed landfill for hazardous waste. 
  
Approved Collections
Types of materials accepted are:
  • Antifreeze
  • Auto batteries
  • Brake fluid
  • De-greasers
  • Disinfectants
  • Engine cleaners
  • Fluorescent bulbs (tubes or CFL’s)
  • Furniture stripper
  • Herbicides
  • Household batteries
  • Paint thinners
  • Paint
  • Pesticides
  • Pool chemicals
  • Rose dust
  • Rust remover
  • Solvent
  • Spot remover
  • Transmission fluid
  • Turpentine
  • Used motor oil
Is your business a Small Quantity Generator

Are you a Small Quantity Generator (SQG)?  If your business generates in one month (or batch) fewer than 220 lbs. of hazardous waste, you qualify as a Small Quantity Generator.

As a SQG, you must meet U.S. Department of Transportation labeling requirements when transporting hazardous waste as well as keep records and document that all waste has been properly disposed.

SQG’s can accumulate up to 2,200 pounds of dangerous waste, or 2.2 pounds of certain pesticides or poisons at their site before sending waste off-site for proper disposal or recycling.

There is no fee for our service, however businesses are required to make an appointment prior to bringing waste to our facility. Contact 509-574-2450 to schedule an appointment.