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​Business Hazardous Waste


Sooner or later, nearly every business will generate some type of hazardous waste.  Island County's Moderate-Risk Waste Collection Facility is available to qualifying businesses to dispose of used or unwanted:

  • Fluorescent, mercury-vapor, compact fluorescent lights, and ballasts
  • Batteries
  • Oil-based paints, coatings, stains, and solvents
  • Flammable or combustible liquids
  • Lubricants, oils, greases
  • Fixer/Developer
  • Cooking oils/grease
  • Reagents
  • Toxic liquids or solids
  • Corrosive acids and bases
  • Aerosols

Businesses are charged only the cost of disposal and any packaging required for shipping to disposal facilities.

Most businesses in Island County can dispose of their hazardous wastes through the County's Moderate Risk Waste Program as Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators (CESQG).  Businesses qualify as a CESQG customers if they:

  • Generate less than 220 pounds of a Washington State designated dangerous waste per month;
  • Generate less than 2.2 pounds of a Washington State extremely hazardous waste per month;
  • Accumulate less than 2,200 pounds of dangerous waste on site; AND
  • Properly dispose of hazardous wastes.

Businesses found to be improperly disposing of hazardous waste, and businesses generating hazardous waste in excess of the amounts listed above, become Regulated Generators and must comply with State laws regarding the management, reporting, and disposal of their hazardous wastes.

Call for an Appointment

Businesses can schedule hazardous waste disposal appointments Monday through Friday between 9:30 am and 4:00 pm by calling:

  • North & Central Whidbey Island (360) 679-7386
  • South Whidbey Island (360) 321-5111 ext 7386; or
  • Camano Island (360) 629-4522 ext 7386

The Moderate Risk Waste Facility is located at the Coupeville Solid Waste Complex at 20018 State Route 20.   Camano Island businesses can schedule hazardous waste disposal appointments for the Camano Transfer Station located at 75 E. Camano Hill Rd.

Technical Assistance

Technical assistance is available to identify and categorize business hazardous wastes and assist with finding safer alternative products to help protect the environment. 


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