Almost every household and business contains products that can potentially cause damage to human health or the environment. Cleaning products, automotive fluids, yard care products and other household chemicals need to be used, stored and disposed safely to protect ourselves and our environment.
Businesses that produce a small amount of hazardous waste may dispose of their hazardous waste at the Disposal of Toxics facility for a fee. Find out how to be pre-approved before bringing in waste.
Disposal of Toxics
When it is time to dispose old or unused chemicals, never throw them in the household trash. Regular landfills are not designed to hold hazardous waste, and chemicals thrown in the household trash can pollute the soil and water. You can bring hazardous waste from your home to the Disposal of Toxics (DoT) Facility for free. Pre-approved small businesses can also bring their hazardous waste for a fee.
Substances accepted by DoT:
Used oil and fuels.
Fluorescent lamps - up to 10 bulbs per day.
Lawn & garden chemicals
Mercury thermometers and other devices
Oil-based paint & paint products
Rechargeable Batteries (Not Alkaline batteries)
Substances NOT accepted by DoT:
Dried latex paint
Unapproved business waste
For more information
For more information, contact the DoT Facility:
Disposals of Toxics Facility 3505 Airport Drive, Bellingham 360-380-4640 Monday – Friday, 9 am - 4 pm First Saturday of each month, 9 am - 4 pm
Waste from businesses
Small businesses can be authorized to dispose of some hazardous waste at the DoT Facility. Get prices and participation information below, and call the DoT Facility for details.