Benton County will throw out your household hazardous materials – NBC Right Now

BENTON COUNTY, Wash. — Benton County is hosting a household hazardous materials waste collection event on October 28 at the Fairgrounds. The event is completely free to county residents and operates on a first come, first served policy. 

You can throw out your materials between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. in the main parking lot off 10th Avenue. However if capacity is reached before 6 p.m., the county may close early. 

The event offers people a chance to safely throw out hazardous materials, but not everything is accepted. At the event, you CAN throw out:

  • Paints

  • Propane tanks 

  • Cleaners 

  • Less than 20 gallons of gasoline 

  • A mix of gas and oil 

  • Yard chemicals and fertilizers 

  • Motor oils and antifreeze 

  • Batteries 

  • Fire extinguishers 

  • Pool chemicals 

At the event, you CANNOT throw out:

  • Explosives and dynamite 

  • Asbestos 

  • Ammunition 

  • Biohazards 

  • Tires 

  • Medicines 

  • Electronics 

  • Gasoline 

  • Business/contractor waste 

  • Fluorescent bulbs and tubes 

  • CFL bulbs and tubes 

Contact Benton County Solid Waste for more information at 509-786-5611.

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