Spring Hazardous Waste Round up schedule

Submitted by San Juan County.

San Juan County’s hazardous waste round-up collection event is our community’s once-yearly opportunity to legally and responsibly dispose of poisonous, flammable, corrosive or other hazardous chemicals.

“Proper disposal protects your health and the health of the workers that handle your waste. Proper disposal also keeps chemicals out of the environment,” says Katie Fleming, Solid Waste Coordinator in San Juan County’s Department of Environmental Stewardship.

The events for households will be taking place from 10 am – 2 pm at the solid waste facilities on Orcas May 6, San Juan May 20, and Lopez Islands June 3. The San Juan Island event for businesses is on May 19 from 1 – 3 p.m.

There is no charge at this year’s roundup for households disposing of 25 gallons or less of hazardous waste. Waste must be brought in containers that are no larger than 5 gallons. Disposal costs are being paid by the San Juan County Solid Waste Program and the Washington Department of Ecology. Businesses will be charged for their disposal costs and must pre-register at least 10 days before the event (call or email Katie at 360-762-5821 or katief@sanjuanco.com to register).

Visit www.sanjuanco.com/351/Hazardous-Waste for more information and details about what materials are being accepted at the events.