Hazardous Chemicals Around the Home

All of us use chemicals around our homes. We use them to keep our houses clean, to protect our belongings from the weather, to keep our car running and our lawn green. When using these chemicals, it's important to use them wisely in order to protect your health and the environment. It's also important to properly store these chemicals when they're not being used and to safely dispose of "leftovers" chemicals. Spilled or improperly disposed chemicals can pollute our groundwater, lakes, streams and the Puget Sound.

All City of Tacoma and Pierce County residents can safely dispose of household hazardous waste free of charge at household hazardous waste collection sites located at the City of Tacoma Landfill, Hidden Valley Transfer Station or Purdy Transfer Station.

Hours and times vary.

Tacoma City Landfill’s Household Hazardous Waste Facility
3510 S. Mullen Street, Tacoma, WA 98409
Open 7-days per week
8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Closed: New Year’s Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

Hidden Valley Transfer Station Household Hazardous Waste Facility
17925 Meridian Street East, Puyallup, WA 98375
Open Tuesday and Thursdays Only
8 a.m.-Noon and 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Closed: New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

You may also want to consider using less toxic chemicals around your home. Doing so will not only decrease the possibility of polluting the environment but will also be healthier for you, your family and pets.

For more information please call the Hazardous Waste Hotline at (800) 287-6429, or email us.

Green Cleaning Kit


Related Links

Pierce County: Recycling and Disposal Resource Guide--http://www.co.pierce.wa.us/index.aspx?NID=1507
City of Tacoma, Hazardous Waste -- http://www.cityoftacoma.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=169&pageId=54800
Disposal of Medicines --http://www.tpchd.org/environment/waste-management/medicine-return-program/
Natural Yard Care-- http://www.tpchd.org/environment/healthy-environment/natural-yard-care/
Washington Toxics Coalition-- http://www.watoxics.org/
Washington Poison Center-- http://www.wapc.org/
E-Cycle Washington (Electronics)-- http://www.ecyclewashington.org/
Light-Cycle Washington (Mercury Lamps)-- http://www.lightrecyclewa.org/
Safer Choice (US EPA Safer Product Standards)-- www.epa.gov/dfe