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Posted on: April 20, 2023

San Juan County’s Annual Hazardous Waste Round-Ups this Spring

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. April 20, 2023 - San Juan County’s hazardous waste round-up collection event is our community’s once-yearly opportunity to legally and responsibly dispose of poisonous, flammable, corrosive or other hazardous chemicals.

Proper disposal protects your health and the health of the workers that handle your waste. Proper disposal also keeps chemicals out of the environment,” says Katie Fleming, Solid Waste Coordinator in San Juan County’s Department of Environmental Stewardship. hazardous waste roundup socialtitle 2023

The events for households will be taking place from 10 am – 2 pm at the solid waste facilities on Orcas (5/6), San Juan (5/20), and Lopez Islands (6/3). The San Juan Island event for businesses is on May 19 from 1 – 3 pm. 

There is no charge at this year's roundup for households disposing of 25 gallons or less of hazardous waste. Waste must be brought in containers that are no larger than 5 gallons. Disposal costs are being paid by the San Juan County Solid Waste Program and Washington Department of Ecology. Businesses will be charged for their disposal costs and must pre-register at least 10 days before the event (call or email Katie at 360-762-5821 or katief@sanjuanco.com to register).

Visit www.sanjuanco.com/351/Hazardous-Waste for more information and details about what materials are being accepted at the events.

Media Contact: Katie Fleming, Solid Waste Coordinator, katief@sanjuanco.com, 360-762-5821

About San Juan County’s Department of Environmental Stewardship    

San Juan County’s Department of Environmental Stewardship is responsible for solid waste, marine resources, clean water, cultural resources, and climate and sustainability work.  The department offices are located at 915 Spring Street, Friday Harbor, WA 98250. For more information about San Juan County’s Department of Environmental Stewardship, visit www.sanjuanco.com/839/Environmental-Stewardship.

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