The next collection event will be April 26 & 27, from 9am - 3pm at the Ben Franklin Fairgrounds. Link to the event above or call 736-3084 x5682.
Benton County Solid Waste Department
Solid Waste Manager
620 Market Street
Ph: (509) 736-3084 x5682
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, in the landfill or on public or private property. Disposal in an environmentally safe manner is the only option.
Safely storing hazardous products
Collection events will be held each year to accept and dispose of household hazardous waste. Check back at this website, or call the Benton County Solid Waste Department, 509-736-3084 extension 5682, for more information. The former Benton County Moderate Risk Waste Facility located at the Horn Rapids Landfill was destroyed in a fire in 2010.
The Horn Rapids Landfill, 3120 Twin Bridges Road in Richland, only accepts used motor oil, antifreeze, cooking oil, automotive batteries, computers, (hard drives, monitors and laptops only) and propane tanks and canisters. Proof of Benton County residency required.