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Household Hazardous Waste Facility

The Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility is located inside the Hidden Valley Transfer Station.

This is a Moderate Risk Waste Facility, which only accepts hazardous waste generated by Pierce County Households (no waste generated by businesses will be accepted).

Secured from unauthorized access, this facility provides separate areas for safe sorting and storage of

  • Flammables
  • Caustics
  • Toxics
  • Oxidizers
  • Acids
Please do not leave your Household Hazardous Waste at the Transfer Station when this facility is not open. Hazardous conditions could occur placing others at risk unnecessarily.

Helpful Contacts

FEMA Household Hazardous Materials - A Guide for Citizens
Environmental Protection Agency HHW
Pierce County Public Works HHW
Pierce County Public Works Recycle & Reduce Waste
City of Tacoma

For Commercial Waste Management questions, see the following:

Department of Ecology SW Region Dangerous Waste Specialist: (360) 407-6300
For Assistance with regulatory information and your status as a Waste Generator - visit the website

Tacoma Pierce County Health Department Hazardous Waste Hotline: 1-800-287-6429
For assistance determining the type of waste you generate, and its proper disposal: 253-798-6047, or visit the website
  • Acceptable Materials
  • Non-Acceptable Materials
  • Preparing Items for Transportation

Paint Related Materials
Oil-based, latex-based, and water-based paints, varnishes, stains, thinners, removers, paint strippers, etc.

Spray-paints, bug-sprays, oven cleaners, glass cleaners, de-greasers, rust removers, etc.

Weed killers, rat/mouse poisons, mole fumigants, flea &/or tick products, wood preservatives, ant or roach killers, insect repellents or killers.

Home Improvement Products
Adhesives, caulking, pvc/cpvc primers & cement, epoxy resins, etc.

Household Cleaners
Furniture polish, metal polish, drain openers, oven cleaners, tub & tile cleaners, toilet bowl cleaners, carpet cleaners, spot removers, bleach, ammonia, glass cleaners.

Flammable liquids
Kerosene, gasoline, diesel, fuel oil, lighter fluid, mineral spirits, nail polish & polish remover.

Used Batteries
Automotive/Marine batteries, Rechargeable batteries (Ni-Cad, Li-Ion, Ni-MH, etc.), Non-rechargeable batteries (Alkaline, Dry cell).

Automotive & Marine Products
Antifreeze, windshield wiper fluid, brake fluid, transmission fluid, power steering fluid, fuel additives, fiberglass resins, rubbing compounds, etc.

Pool and Spa Chemicals
Chlorine, bromine, pH adjusters, clarifiers, algaecides, etc.
Please limit the amount of materials to less than 35 gallons or fewer than 35 items per visit.

Contact Light Recycle Washington to find a location near you for disposal. (877) 592-2972 x354 or

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