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Household Hazardous Waste
Benton County Solid Waste

Ph: (509) 736-3084 x5682

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Spring Household Hazardous Waste Collection Dates

TBD this fall - Sept/October time frame

This is for Benton County Residents ONLY! Businesses must call #253-639-4240 x2813, complete a form and make an appt.

Questions? Call 736-3084 x5682

See storage and disposal alternatives.

What is a household hazardous waste?

Household hazardous wastes are products in the home that contain chemicals or have other dangerous elements that can harm human health or the environment.

Chemical products often have words on the label such as "caution," "danger" and "keep out of reach of children." Please read the label regarding disposal requirements. Containers that have product still in them should never be placed in the trash.

Other products with hazardous components include batteries, computers, cell phones, mercury thermometers and energy-efficient light bulbs. These items must also be properly disposed. 

Improper storage and disposal of household hazardous waste can be a health hazard to people, pets and the environment. It is also illegal to place hazardous waste in the garbage, landfill, or on public or private property. Disposal in an environmentally safe manner is the only option.    

Safely Storing and Disposal Alternatives

The Horn Rapids Landfill, 3120 Twin Bridges Road in Richland, accepts used motor oil, antifreeze, cooking oil, automotive batteries, and propane tanks and canisters. Proof of Benton County residency is required. 

Computers, hard drives, monitors, laptops and television sets can be dropped off at the Goodwill Industries collection trailer outside the front entrance of the landfill gate or any Goodwill Industries collection location. For more information on electronic waste visit

Fluorescent and other dangerous waste lamps can be taken to any Ace Hardware Store in Richland for free disposal. Up to 10 lights may be dropped off per visit. Ballasts or lighting fixtures will not be accepted. For more information visit

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