Starting Saturday, March 28, the Washington County Environmental Center is closed to comply with the Governor’s Executive Order. Hazardous waste, recycling, and food scraps (organics) drop-off services are suspended until further notice.
It is against the law to dispose of many household items in the trash, including propane tanks, aerosol cans, and flammable liquids. Residents are encouraged to safely store their household hazardous waste until service resumes. Safe storage of these materials helps protect the safety of solid waste workers and the environment.
Safe Household Hazardous Waste Storage:
- Store out of the reach of children.
- Store in a dry place. Don’t let products freeze.
- Store away from heat or food sources.
- Store in original container and make sure the original label is intact.
- Do not mix products together.
- Batteries should be placed separately in a clear plastic bag OR place clear tape on both the positive (+) and negative (-) terminals of batteries to prevent fires.
If you are making your own cleaners, please refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
for how to properly clean and disinfect COVID-19. DO NOT
mix bleach with ammonia, acids, or other cleaners. Mixing bleach with common cleaning products can cause serious injuries. Be sure to always read the product label before using a cleaning product.
The Northern Yard Waste Site
will continue to be open to the public, during normal operating hours for yard waste and organics drop-off. Please stay at least 6 feet away from attendants and other customers while visiting the county yard waste site.