|Free disposal of household hazardous waste is available to all Mason County residents. Don't mix different types of household products. Commercial hazardous waste is accepted for a fee at the Kitsap County Moderate Risk Waste Facility. Please call for details - 360-337-5777 or 1-800-825-4940.
Products must be clearly labeled and in their original unbroken containers.
Materials accepted at the Mason County Facility:
- Used Motor Oil
- Oil Filters
- Transmission Fluid
- Brake Fluid
- Household Batteries
- Oil Based Paint
- Fluorescent lights
The hazardous waste facility is open from 8AM until 12 noon on Fridays
For more information, please call (360) 427-7771 from the Shelton area. From Belfair - (360) 275-4467 ext 271.
Items not accepted in Mason County can be taken to:
Kitsap County Moderate Risk Waste Facility
(360) 337-5777 or 1-800-825-4940
Household Hazardous Waste is oil based paints, pesticides, chemicals (most household cleaners are chemicals), old fuels, automobile batteries, used motor oil, used antifreeze, household batteries, fertilizers and plant foods.
Thousands of common products such as ammonia, bleach, paint thinners and removers, solvents and art supplies contain toxic ingredients. When we buy and bring home these products, we carry with us the responsibility to use and dispose of them in a safe manner. If we do not use and dispose of these toxic products properly, we not only endanger ourselves, we endanger the world.
Toxins poured down the drain end up in septic tanks and public sewer systems. In septic tanks, these toxins can kill organisms which help breaks down wastes and some can pass on unchanged to contaminate surrounding soil and ground water. In public sewer systems, these toxins can damage treatment plants and flow into surrounding lakes and streams. This could result in unsafe drinking water for all Mason County residents.
Mason County residents have indicated their concern for water quality in past surveys. They felt that using commercial and household cleaning products, pesticides and herbicides created a risk to our health, drinking water, septic systems, fish and shellfish.
Even when used correctly, most common household products contain ingredients that can be harmful. Reading labels can help. Most labels indicate how toxic the product is:
- Danger - indicates the product is HIGHLY hazardous.
- Warning - indicates moderately hazardous.
- Caution - indicates less hazardous than a warning description.
All three types can pose health threats to you, your family, pets and our water supply. To reduce the risk, read labels, properly dispose of leftover products, and use less toxic alternatives when possible.