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Helping families reduce exposure to lead

A new study, authored by staff from our Research Team, shows certain aluminum cookpots and pressure cookers could pose a serious health risk and expose people to lead, especially children. Researchers identified several solutions to prevent this exposure to lead, including switching to alternatives like stainless steel, purchasing certified aluminum cookware, and adopting safer cooking and storage practices.

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3 ways to manage moss without chemicals

May 11, 2022

Managing moss in your lawn is a matter of three easy steps to help manage the nature of your lawn’s soil, creating soil conditions that will help your grass seeds thrive without harming you, the soil underneath your feet, or even your surrounding waterways.

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Helping families reduce exposure to lead

May 11, 2022

A new study, authored by staff from our Research Team, shows certain aluminum cookpots and pressure cookers could pose a serious health risk and expose people to lead, especially children. Researchers identified several solutions to prevent this exposure to lead, including switching to alternatives like stainless steel, purchasing certified aluminum cookware, and adopting safer cooking and storage practices.

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Take our "toxic" personality quiz

April 05, 2022

We believe in preventing toxic exposures as much as possible, but we also think it’s all about how you handle toxics. Take this quiz to find out what kind of “toxic” hazardous waste you are. Learn a little along the way, too! 

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Hazardous Waste Program 10-Year Management Plan Update

April 01, 2022

Where is the Haz Waste Program and King County's regional hazardous waste management heading in the next 10 years? Don’t let that be a mystery. Come along and see for yourself the updates we’ve made to guide and advance hazardous waste collection and prevention and in our region through 2030. 

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Making "scents" of laundry products and their fragrances

March 03, 2022

Laundry: it's inevitable. However, with images of piles of fresh clothes on our minds, we might not realize that laundry products – especially scented and perfumed products – may contain hazardous ingredients in their fragrances. Read on for some tips to help you tackle your laundry needs without exposing yourself to hazardous materials. 

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Welcoming new Management Coordination Committee members

March 03, 2022

Five coalition partners representing each of the Program’s partner agencies on the Management Coordination Committee (MCC) work together to provide oversight, guidance, and accountability for the Haz Waste Program. In recent months, the MCC has had some new additions. Get to know the new members and the expertise they bring to the Program. 

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My, how your hazardous waste-free garden can grow!

March 02, 2022

Spring is just about here! And for many of us, early spring is a time to get ahead of our garden and yard plans for the year. Dig into some natural and chemical-free yard care tips to help you keep your garden and yard thriving and reduce your exposure to toxic chemicals. Plus, they’ll save you money and time, too.

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Wastemobile 2022: Coming to a community near you

February 03, 2022

The Wastemobile, King County’s traveling household hazardous waste drop-off service, kicks off its 2022 season on February 25 in Bothell, WA. Between February and October, the Wastemobile will visit rural and suburban cities in King County. Residents and small businesses can safely drop off their household hazardous waste such as as oil-based paint, batteries, antifreeze, pesticides to the Wastemobile at no cost. 

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2022 WA Legislative Session Update - Haz Waste Program supports battery stewardship bill

February 02, 2022

The issue of battery stewardship is gaining momentum during Washington State’s 2022 legislative session. The Haz Waste Program’s Policy and Planning Team recently testified at the House Environment & Energy Committee in support of a battery product stewardship bill.

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