Benton County Hazardous Waste Collection Event: The next collection event will be held in the spring of 2014. For more information, call Benton County Solid Waste Department, (509) 736-3084 x5682.
Dispose of your unwanted or expired medications
Benton County Solid Waste
Ph: (509) 736-3084
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
every spring and fall at the Richland Police Department, 871 George Washington Way. Stay tuned for details.
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, in the 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, 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.