Residential household hazardous waste may be taken to the Moderate Risk Waste Facility at the Regional Transfer Station.
Hours are Wednesday and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Located after the scales, this facility accepts typical household hazardous waste. It is processed, stored, and later transferred for safe disposal or recycling.
Items that are accepted at no charge include:
Lawn and garden supplies
Old gasoline (you leave your container)
Pesticides and poisons
Oil based paints
Attendants will remove items from your car. Quick and easy!
This facility does not accept business waste. Call Recycling at 360-417-4874 for a list of private companies that service Clallam county.
Products in good condition such as stain, fertilizer, oil-based paints, household cleaners, or plant food are separated for re-use. Residents can visit the reuse area and take products home (during facility open hours only).
Oil, Anti-Freeze & Auto Batteries Drop-Off Area
The recycling drop-off area for oil, anti-freeze, and batteries is located after the scales and adjacent to the Moderate Risk Waste Facility. There is no charge for this service. Where to Take Other Waste
Latex paints are not hazardous waste, and can be solidified and disposed of as regular garbage. Use cat litter or special paint solidifying products available at some hardware stores. Consider giving extra paint away, and use the 2good2toss website or local newspapers and radio to advertise.
Alkaline household batteries (A, AA, AAA, C, D, etc.) are not hazardous and can be disposed of in your regular trash. They can also be recycled at Around Again - click on the "fluorescent tubes" tab for location information.
For locations that recycle rechargeable batteries (commonly found in cordless power tools, cellular and cordless phones, laptop computers, camcorders, digital cameras, and remote control toys), visit the call2recycle website.
As of January 1, 2015, Washington state residents can now recycle fluorescent lights and other mercury-containing lights at no charge.
The main categories of lights accepted for recycling by the LightRecycle Washington program are fluorescent tubes (straight or curved), compact fluorescent lights (CFLs), and high intensity discharge lights (HIDs). The program does not accept lighting fixtures or ballasts.
LightRecycle Washington is funded by an environmental handling charge, or “EHC”. An EHC of $0.25 per light will be added to all mercury-containing lights sold at retail stores in Washington state.
Collection Locations in Clallam County
22 Gilbert Road
Swains General Store
602 E First Street
Port Angeles WA
1807 E Front Street
Port Angeles WA
Disposing of Syringes
If you use syringes to control diabetes, allergies, or any other medical symptoms, your loose syringes should be disposed of properly. Please visit the Clallam County Health Department's website for more information.