Thurston County's HazoHouse
What should you do with dangerous household products? Bring them to
Thurston County's HazoHouse!
HazoHouse offers a convenient way for residents to safely dispose of
toxic products that could otherwise harm family members, pets, wildlife
or the environment.
HazoHouse is a drive-through facility. For your own safety, please do
not walk into the HazoHouse area.
Location, Hours and Rates
is located at the Thurston County
Waste and Recovery Center, 2418 Hogum Bay Road NE in Lacey. From I-5,
take Exit 111, proceed to Hogum Bay Road and
follow this map.
HazoHouse is open Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday only, from 8
a.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed New Year's Day, Independence Day,
Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
Service is free for residents. (Businesses
pay a fee to use HazoHouse.)
Important Safety Information
items for HazoHouse safely. The risk of fire, explosion and spills
exists when transporting hazardous items. Be sure to store items upright
in boxes or tubs. DO NOT bring items loose in bags! Make sure containers
are sealed and not leaking. Store acids and oxidizers separately, away
from each other and other hazardous products. Keep the items
out-of-reach of children and pets.
Materials Accepted at HazoHouse
To determine if a product is hazardous, look for the words POISON,
DANGER, WARNING or CAUTION on the label. Please bring waste in
five-gallon containers or smaller. The following items are accepted:
(antifreeze, car batteries, brake
fluid). Several local business also accept these items,
for details. There is a limit of 3 car batteries per
customer per day.
- Oil-based paint. Note:
HazoHouse no longer accepts latex paint unless it was
manufactured before 1989, when latex paint sometimes
contained lead or mercury. Click
here for tips on latex paint.
All types of
batteries EXCEPT standard alkaline. The contact points of
the batteries must be covered with tape, or each battery must be
placed in an individual plastic baggie.
Click here for details on this requirement. (There is a limit of 3
car batteries per day for residential customers.) Residents may
alkaline batteries to a battery recycler or place them in the
trash. Businesses are still required to take alkaline
batteries to a recycler due to state and federal law. (Interstate
Batteries on Martin Way in Olympia still accepts alkaline
batteries.) Batteries can also be recycled at
several other locations that may be closer to your home.
light tubes, yard light bulbs and their ballasts (Please
bring no more than 30 tubes or bulbs per day per customer, and
no more than 15 ballasts per day per customer.) DO NOT tape tubes
together, or they may break when separated.
Click here for important safety
tips and other locations.
kerosene and gasoline
(no need to de-valve), equal to, or smaller than, the standard, 20
lb. barbecue tanks. This includes
standard barbecue tanks;
the compact camp stove propane canisters, (such as the green Coleman-branded single-use fuel
small, narrow propane cylinders used by plumbers and
other contractors (such as the
Bernz-O-Matic-branded single-use gas cylinders - includes propane, MAPP
gas, and other gas combinations).
There is a
limit of 3 propane tanks per day for residential customers.li>
oil and filters (please bring to the self-serve station at the
recycle center). Used motor oil is also accepted at
several auto-repair businesses throughout Thurston County.
containing mercury (Do not break fluorescent bulbs; transport
them in their original boxes if possible. Place thermometers in
their original containers, too, or in two zip-lock plastic
Items Not Accepted at HazoHouse
Latex paint (click here
for other options)
batteries from households.
containers and/or leaking containers
Explosives, flares, fireworks
extinguishers (discharge at home into a bucket or garbage bag
and discard with the trash)
Computers, monitors, TVs or electronics (click
here for other options)
Call HazoHouse at (360) 867-2912 or or email