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Kittitas (pronounced 'kit-i-tass') County is located in central Washington
State. It spans from the lush forested Cascade Mountains to the upper Yakima River Valley plains and
the Columbia River.
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.
Household Hazardous Waste can be identified by reading the label. Any
products labeled with any of the following words is considered hazardous:
You can take preventative measures to reduce the amount of household
hazardous waste you produce by adhering to the following guidelines:
Safer Cleaning flyer
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.
In Kittitas County, there are Moderate Risk Waste Recycling facilities for:
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 and antifreeze may be recycled at one of these locations:
Household hazardous wastes can be recycled and disposed of at the new Kittitas County Moderate Risk Waste
Facility located at 925 Industrial Way, by appointment only.
Solid Waste Programs and Kittitas County are pleased to offer this service
to the residents of Kittitas County at no charge. The service is paid for, in
part, through funding from Kittitas County Solid Waste Programs and grants
from the Department of Ecology.
These laws and rules are for your safety, and the safety of our staff.
For questions or an appointment, call 962-7577.
(dry cell) batteries can be recycled at any one of the small
battery collection bins located countywide.
Kittitas County Moderate Risk Waste Facility (MRWF) offers an opportunity for
local businesses to dispose of their hazardous wastes for a fee to cover
disposal cost. This opportunity is offered to pre-registered businesses
that generate less than 220 pounds per month or batch of dangerous waste, or
less than 2.2 pounds of acutely hazardous waste; and accumulate less than 2,200
pounds of dangerous waste per batch. These businesses are referred to as
Small Quantity Generators. Hazardous wastes generated from Regulated
Businesses (businesses that exceed the above definition) cannot be accepted.
You will be unloaded and on your way in approximately 15 minutes.
For questions pertaining to hazardous waste, contact the Kittitas County Solid
Waste Specialist at (509) 962-7577.
Kittitas County has a total area of 2,333 square miles. The highest point in the county is Mount Daniel at 7,959 feet above sea level.