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Household Hazardous Waste           
Jefferson County has a comprehensive program for dealing with left-over hazardous wastes such as lawn and garden products, fuels, paints, and many other items identified as being household hazardous waste, also termed “Moderate Risk Waste”. Please click here for more information and the location of the local Household Hazardous Waste collection facility.

Hazardous waste is described as any liquid solid, gas, or sludge, including any material, substance, product, commodity, or waste, regardless of quantity, tht exhibits any of the physical, chemical, or biological properties described in WAC 173-303-090 and/or WAC 173-303-100.


JCPH also investigates accidental spills of hazardous materials, as well as reviews environmental sampling and testing of leaking underground storage tanks.  When found, these sites are evaluated and referred to the Toxics Cleanup Program from the Washington State Department of Ecology.


Successful Cleanups are properites that have been cleaned up either through court orders, or homeowners' efforts.

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