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January 2023 WA Legislative Session Update

Washington state legislature’s 2023 session began on January 9, 2023. Get to know some of the hazardous waste-related policies the Program is keeping track of throughout this year's session. And be sure to follow along with us in the coming months for updates on the progress of these bills.

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January 2023 WA Legislative Session Update

January 10, 2023

Washington state legislature’s 2023 session began on January 9, 2023. Get to know some of the hazardous waste-related policies the Program is keeping track of throughout this year's session. And be sure to follow along with us in the coming months for updates on the progress of these bills.

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North Seattle collection site closed December 20, 2022

December 20, 2022

Due to inclement weather, the North Seattle hazardous waste collection site is closed December 20, 2022. 

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Working with BIPOC businesses to safely manage hazardous waste

December 06, 2022

We offer our region's small businesses education, outreach, technical assistance, and incentives to help make improvements that protect workers, the community, and the environment from the harmful impacts of hazardous waste. Hear directly from Trevor Fernandes and Gordon Okumu of the Program’s Business Services Team about their work to support business owners and employees who experience disproportionate exposure to hazardous materials.  

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Breaking down batteries

November 10, 2022

A single battery might not look like much, but for waste management facilities and programs, it can create a whole circuit of problems. In a recent Washington Recycles Every Day (WRED) discussion, a panel featuring regional and national experts broke down all things batteries and batteries, from battery-caused fires, battery recycling processes, types of batteries, and upcoming legislation to address increasing numbers of batteries in waste streams. Catch up on what you may have missed with our recap.

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The ABCs of safe disposal: Developing safe chemical guidelines for the classroom

November 10, 2022

Making sense of hazardous waste and what to do with toxic chemicals can be difficult. But, a homework assignment this is not. Lean into your love of learning and find out more how the Haz Waste Program collaborates with schools and educators in our region to provide guidance for teachers and students on the disposal of hazardous materials used in their classrooms.

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South Seattle & Factoria collection sites closed October 20, 2022

October 20, 2022

Due to unhealthy air quality in the region, the South Seattle and Factoria hazardous waste collection sites are closed October 20, 2022. 

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Four ways to fend off flood risk during flood season

October 05, 2022

Flooding is the most common natural hazard in King County. The threat of flooding and any potential impacts and risks can never be fully eliminated, but it can be reduced by being proactive. As we approach the heart of fall, fend off floods before they arise with some of these tips to start.  

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In-home investigations protect families from lead exposure

October 05, 2022

Lead poisoning is 100% preventable, yet it remains a childhood health concern. Read on to find out how the Haz Waste Program is helping reduce families and children's exposures to lead in their own homes. 

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Don’t fall behind! Natural garden and yard care for the approaching autumn months

September 01, 2022

Fall is approaching, and we're not quite ready to say goodbye to summer. But, the time heading into early fall is great for getting ahead on your yard care and preparing your gardens and yards before wetter, cooler weather settles in. We've got some tips to prepare your yards and gardens for fall weather - and to reduce you, your family, and your environment's exposure to hazardous materials.

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