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Antifreeze & Oil Filters

If your business produces antifreeze as a waste stream, you have two options: recycle it, or dispose of it as dangerous waste. ...more

Asbestos Disposal

For information on asbestos disposal, call Environmental Health at 360-867-2664.

Carcasses (Dead Animals)

There are proper protocols and procedures for burial of animals. For information, call Thurston County Environmental Health at 360-867-2664.


Electronic products have revolutionized the way that almost every facet of business gets done in today's economy. Figuring out what to do with electronics when they are at the end of their useful lives can be a tiring process. Taking responsibility to recycle e-waste is not just good for the environment, it's good for business.

Certain sectors are now able to recycle covered electronics free of charge. To learn more, go to the E-Cycle website.

Fluorescent Lamps

Used fluorescent tubes and high-intensity discharge (HID) lamps contain mercury and, depending on the amount, may be classified as a dangerous waste. In Washington State, fluorescent lamps can be managed as “Universal Waste” and therefore cannot be disposed in the garbage. They must go to a lamp recycler, a permitted hazardous waste disposal company, or HazoHouse. ...more

Hazardous Waste Disposal

Hazardous wastes and materials can be found in large and small businesses alike. If mismanaged, even small quantities can have major impacts on worker health and safety, property value, business liability, and the environment.

The Business Pollution Prevention Program helps businesses determine if they are generators of hazardous waste and also provides assistance with methods of safe disposal of hazardous waste and materials.  Contact the program at 360-867-2664 for guidance with ways to best manage your hazardous wastes.

Medical Waste Disposal -  Pharmaceuticals, Sharps

Medical waste from clinics, veterinary hospitals, nursing homes and doctor's offices all require special considerations to protect human health and the environment. Learn more about precautions to take and necessary steps here. ...more


As the only element or metal that is liquid at room temperature, mercury is used in many common household fixtures.

Because mercury is highly toxic, Washington State has passed legislation making it illegal to sell or distribute certain mercury-containing products in the state. Learn more about banned products, which products may contain mercury, how to dispose of mercury-containing products, and what to do in the event of a mercury release. ...more


Pesticide storage areas can pose serious health risks to workers, first responders, and the public if there is an accidental spill or release. Learn more about safe handling of pesticide containers, pesticide storage, mixing & loading, regulatory requirements for Category 1 pesticides here. ...more

Contaminated Soil

Contaminated soils are handled on a case-by-case basis. For disposal of soils, call 360-867-2664; for soil cleanup and other issues, call 360-867-2664.

Used Oil

Used oil is produced in many service and industrial activities such as auto repair, metal working, machine lubrication, refrigeration, and hydraulic equipment repair. Used oil can be recycled to make new lubricants or used as an industrial fuel when properly managed. Find out more about proper management and recycling of used oil here. ...more

Street Sweepers (Vactors) & Wastes

For information on how to properly test and dispose of vactor and street sweeping wastes, please call 360-867-2581.


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