Moderate Risk Waste

We believe that proper usage, safe storage, and correct disposal of household chemicals is crucial if we are to protect our health and the investments we've made in our land and water resources.

What is Hazardous (Moderate Risk) Waste?

Household Hazardous Waste can be identified by reading the label.  Any products labeled with any of the following words is considered hazardous:


Danger
Flammable
Warning
Corrosive
Poisonous

Caution
Explosive
Reactive
Combustible
Toxic

Household Hazardous Waste - What Can You Do?

Reduce Waste

You can take preventative measures to reduce the amount of household hazardous waste you produce by adhering to the following guidelines:

  1. Consider using a non-toxic, or less hazardous, products.  When possible, use water-based, not solvent or oil-based products.  Try some of "Grandma's" cleaning products, such as vinegar and water for washing windows, and lemon and mineral oil for dusting fine furniture.
  2. Buy only what you need, use it all, or give what's left to somebody who can use it. Only non-banned products, in their original non-leaking containers, with readable labels, should be given away.
  3. You may recycle the rest of the hazardous products you have left over.

Safer Cleaning flyer

Latex Paint

Latex paint can be easily dry out and disposed of, remove the lid and let the paint dry out in the can. Mix latex paint with an equal amount of cat litter or dry sweep. Stir in completely and let the paint dry. It takes about 10 minutes to harden. Add more if the paint is soft or runny after 10 minutes. Repeat until the material is very thick. Sawdust, dirt, and shredded paper may also be use. If there is not enough room in the paint can to stir in enough adsorbent to dry it all out, pour off paint into any plastic or metal container that is large enough to hold the material. Once the paint is dry, it can go with your regular trash. Paint cans must have the lids off, so everyone knows it is dried out.

Waste Oil disposal

Recycle Everything You Can

In Kittitas County, there are Moderate Risk Waste Recycling facilities for:


Waste Oil

Waste oil may be recycled at one of the self-serve recycling tanks at Cle Elum Transfer Station or Solid Waste Programs. The location is listed below.

Vehicle Batteries

Vehicle batteries and antifreeze may be recycled at one of these locations:

Antifreeze disposal

Cle Elum Transfer Station

50 - #5 Mine Road
Cle Elum WA
Tuesday - Saturday, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm and 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Solid Waste Programs

925 Industrial Way
Ellensburg WA
Monday - Saturday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Antifreeze

Do to delay of the State Budget and lack of approved funding for the Coordinated Prevention Grant which funds many of our “no cost to you” programs, we are having to suspend services indefinitely.
We hope to have more information in the near future and will update our programs accordantly.

Household Hazardous Wastes (Moderate Risk Wastes)

Household Batteries

Do to delay of the State Budget and lack of approved funding for the Coordinated Prevention Grant which funds many of our “no cost to you” programs, we are having to suspend services indefinitely.
We hope to have more information in the near future and will update our programs accordantly.

Alkaline batteries can be landfilled with your household garbage but rechargeable and lithium really should be recycled and we will work to get a program going for them.

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Do to delay of the State Budget and lack of approved funding for the Coordinated Prevention Grant which funds many of our “no cost to you” programs, we are having to suspend services indefinitely.
We hope to have more information in the near future and will update our programs accordantly.