Northwest NEWS

June 12, 2000

Home & Garden

Wastemobile to visit Bothell

   The King County Solid Waste Division's traveling Household Hazardous Wastemobile will visit Bothell for a two-week period beginning June 23.

   The Wastemobile will be at Maywood Hills Elementary, located at 19510 104th Ave. NE. From Bothell Way NE (SR-522), head north on Kaysner Way. At the stop sign, continue straight onto 104th Ave. NE. Maywood Hills will be on your right.

   The Wastemobile operates Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and will be in Bothell on June 23, 24, and 25, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and June 30, July 1 and 2, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

   As much as 25 percent of America's hazardous waste comes from private homes. It's estimated that each family in the U.S. produces about 15 pounds of hazardous waste a year.

   King County residents are invited to drop off their cans of used paint, paint thinners, pesticides, automotive products, and car batteries at the Wastemobile at no charge. Materials can be disposed of only when the Wastemobile is open for business.

   Proper disposal of these wastes is necessary to reduce environmental pollution. Materials such as mothballs, some flea remedies, nail polish remover, chlorine bleach, and oven and drain cleaners are also hazardous waste, and residents are encouraged to bring these to the Wastemobile rather than putting them in the garbage. Many hazardous household materials are then reprocessed or recycled.

   For more information about the King County Household Hazardous Wastemobile, citizens can call the Hazards Line at (206) 296-4692.