The best way to deal with hazardous waste is not to produce it — or to produce less of it. You can help protect people and the environment by reading product labels and choosing the least hazardous products available.
Find products with these logos on the front or back.
Please note: EPA Safer Choice products are the safest in their class, even if it says CAUTION on the label.
Select products that do NOT have the words CAUTION, WARNING, DANGER or POISON.
Select products that have the words CAUTION or WARNING.
Avoid products with the words DANGER or POISON. They are most harmful for you and your family.
Recycle materials on-site or through a recycler
Recycling means you have no need to dispose of excess material as waste. In Washington, "universal waste" – such as batteries, mercury-containing thermostats, and most fluorescent lamps – doesn’t count toward waste generation totals when recycled.
Contact us to find a recycler for a specific type of waste, or for information about on-site recycling.
Treat the waste
Treating your hazardous waste may reduce its volume or make the waste less hazardous.
You can treat your business’ hazardous waste following guidance from the Department of Ecology. Or, a permitted waste vendor can treat it for you.
Give your waste away
The Industrial Materials Exchange (IMEX) is a free listing service that helps your business give away surplus materials and hazardous products.
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