Cleanup removes hazards to public health.
Methamphetamine is an illegal drug, often referred to as meth.
When people make, use, store or distribute meth, a harmful chemical residue can contaminate property, including:
- Homes and outbuildings.
- Clothes, furniture and toys.
- Soil, air and water.
If contamination is above safety standards, we place a Health Order to close the contaminated property to legal occupation or use.
We oversee cleanup to protect human health and the environment. We help property owners and cleanup contractors with:
- Technical assistance.
- Understanding state and local rules and regulations.
- A list of approved cleanup contractors.
- Review cleanup procedure to make sure it meets public health and safety standards.
- WAC 246-205-Decontamination of Illegal Drug Manufacturing and Storage Sites
- RCW 64.44-Contaminated Properties
- Washington Department of Health
- Environmental Health Code, Chapter 5, Contaminated Property, Board of Health Resolution 2015-4443
Email us at EHIllegalDrugLabs@tpchd.org.