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    Hazardous Waste Enforcement

    County staff investigates citizen complaints involving alleged illegal dumping, improper disposal, and improper storage. Common investigations include:

    • Illegal dumping of used motor oil
    • Unsafe storage of hazardous waste drums
    • Spills resulting in contaminated soil, surface water, or groundwater

    Emergency Spills
    contact Dept of Ecology
    360-407-6300 or call 911

    Residential and business complaints are investigated following the guidelines of the Thurston County Nonpoint Source Pollution Ordinance (Article VI of the Sanitary Code). Complaints that represent a potential threat to public health or the environment, or are found to be in violation with the Nonpoint Source Pollution Ordinance receive immediate attention.

    Investigations are carried out with the intent of solving any hazardous waste issue as swiftly as possible using education and technical guidance as the first tool. In most cases the violator shows good faith efforts to improve or solve the problem and a time schedule is set up for bringing the site into compliance.

    Hazardous Waste Hotline

    Staffed Monday - Friday from 8am - 5pm
    to report potential violations
    and get answers to hazardous waste questions

    Automated information
    evenings, weekends and holidays

    Methamphetamine (Meth) Drug Labs

    Thurston County will assist citizens and real estate agents by providing information about known drug lab properties. However, if you suspect that a property is currently being used as a meth lab, please call the Sheriff's Department at 360-704-2740.

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    This page last updated: 07/09/21