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Moving? Tips for Hazardous Waste

Hazardous WasteMoving this summer? Helping an older relative move? There are some things you can’t – or don’t want to – take with you.

Cleaning products, oil-based paint, antifreeze, car batteries, fluorescent bulbs and other unused and unwanted household hazardous waste are harmful and are not allowed in garbage. Call 206-296-4692 or visit www.hazwastehelp.org to find a no-fee disposal facility near you.

Used motor oil: Call 206-296-4692 or visit www.hazwastehelp.org to find where to dispose or recycle.

Unwanted medicines: Find drop-off locations for safe disposal at www.takebackyourmeds.org.

Leftover latex paint: Dry it up with kitty litter and then place it in your garbage with the lid off.

Electronic or bulky items: Call 206-684-3000 for a $30 pickup of that old couch or laptop, or visit www.seattle.gov/util/lookitup for free drop-off locations.

Elderly or disabled persons may qualify for home pick-up of hazardous products. Get general help or advice for seniors from the Senior Information and Assistance Line at 206-448-3110 or www.seniorservices.org.