Household Hazardous Waste


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Leftover household products that contain toxic ingredients require special disposal to avoid harming human health or the environment.

Household hazardous waste (HHW) should never be poured down the drain, onto the ground, into storm sewers or thrown in the trash.

Hidden Valley Transfer Station

17925 Meridian E, Puyallup
(253) 847-7555
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Free HHW drop-off:
Tues and Thurs
8 a.m. – noon & 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Tacoma Recovery & Transfer Center

3510 S Mullen St, Tacoma
(253) 502-2100
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 Free HHW drop-off:
Fri - Mon: 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Accepted
Aerosol cans (unempty)
All-purpose cleaners
Antifreeze
Automotive products
Batteries (automotive, button, lithium ion, rechargeable)
Bleach
Carpet & upholstery cleaner
Cooking oil  
Degreasers
Drain cleaner
Flea collars
Floor wax
Flammable liquids
Gasoline (5 gallons max)
Glues
Herbicides
Household cleaners
Insect repellents
Mercury thermometers
Motor oil (5 quarts max)
Oil-based paints
Oven cleaner
Paint thinner
Pesticides
Polish (shoe, furniture, brass, nail)
Pool chemicals
Propane tanks and cylinders (MAP-Pro gas OK)
Rust remover
Space heater (filled with oil)
Smoke and CO2 detectors
Toilet cleaner
Weed killer
Yard and garden chemicals
Not Accepted
55-gallon drums
Ammunition (contact your local police dept. for disposal instructions)
Asbestos
Batteries (alkaline/household) (accepted at Hidden Valley Transfer Station)
Biological waste
Commercial waste
Commercial cooking oil
Compressed-gas Cylinders
Explosives
Fluorescent light bulbs
Latex paint (accepted at Hidden Valley Transfer Station)
Radioactive materials
Unsure if a product is hazardous? Look for these words:
  • POISON
  • DANGER
  • WARNING
  • CAUTION
  • Keep out of reach of children
  • Harmful if swallowed

Commercial Hazardous Waste


The HHW facilities at the Hidden Valley Transfer Station and Tacoma Recovery & Transfer Center do not accept hazardous waste from businesses. For commercial disposal options, contact:

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department
Hazardous Waste Line
(800) 287-6429
[email protected]


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