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Household hazardous waste drop-off locations

Hidden Valley Transfer Station
17925 Meridian E
Puyallup, WA
(253) 847-7555

Tues and Thurs
8 a.m.–Noon & 1 p.m.–5 p.m.

Tacoma Landfill
3510 South Mullen
Tacoma, WA
(253) 502-2100

7 days a week, 8 a.m.–6 p.m.

Commercial Hazardous Waste
The facilities above do not accept commercial hazardous waste.

For information on proper disposal: 
Hazardous Waste Line
(800) 287-6429
latex paintLatex paint is water-based and generally not hazardous. Latex paint must be dried up before being put in the garbage.

If you have paint left in the can, try mixing in an absorbent like cement mix, kitty litter, or thinly cut strips of newspaper.

Oil-based paint must be disposed of at a hazardous waste facility.
What is Household Hazardous Waste?
Leftover household products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable or reactive ingredients are considered to be household hazardous waste. This type of waste requires special disposal to avoid harmful effects on the environment and human health.

Household hazardous waste should never be poured down the drain, onto the ground or into storm sewers or put out with the trash. Read the label of a product to determine if it is hazardous. Look for words like these:
  • Caution
  • Warning
  • Danger
  • Poison
  • Keep out of reach of children
  • Harmful if swallowed

Aerosol Cans (unempty)
All-Purpose Cleaners
Automotive Products
Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner
Cooking Oil
Drain Cleaner
Flea Collars
Floor Wax
Flammable Liquids
Fluorescent Light Bulbs
Household Cleaners
Insect Repellents
Mercury Thermometers
Motor Oil
Oil-Based Paints
Oven Cleaner
Paint Thinner
Polish (shoe, furniture, brass)
Pool Chemicals
Propane Tanks and Cylinders
Rechargeable Batteries
Rust Remover
Space heater (filled with oil)  
Toilet Cleaner
Weed Killer
Yard and Garden Chemicals

Not Accepted
55-gallon Drums
Biological Waste
Commercial Waste
Compressed-Gas Cylinders
Latex Paint
Radioactive Materials