Household Hazardous Waste

What is Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers HHW to be "some leftover household products that can catch fire, react, or explode under certain circumstances, or that are corrosive or toxic as household hazardous waste. Products, such as paints, cleaners, oils, batteries, and pesticides can contain hazardous ingredients and require special care when you dispose of them." 

Empty containers are not household hazardous waste. A container is generally considered to be empty when there is less than a quarter inch of product left in the container. Empty containers may be disposed of through your normal trash service. 

Risks Associated with Hazardous Waste

Hazardous Waste that is improperly managed can pose a serious threat to humans, animals, and the environment.

HHW Program is Free to Residents

There is no charge to the Klickitat County residents for the household hazardous waste program. This program is provided by Klickitat County Solid Waste in cooperation with Republic Services and The Washington State Department of Ecology.

HHW Collection Facilities

Household hazardous waste is collected at all three transfer stations and the Roosevelt Landfill. The service is provided at no direct cost to residents of Klickitat County and is not available to non-county residents. Funding for this program is a joint effort between Klickitat County Solid Waste, Republic Services, and the Washington State Department of Ecology. For facility location, hours, and what they accept, see the Transfer Stations page.Storage facility for used motor oil.