Commercial hazardous waste in Whatcom County

Hazardous Waste

SSC does not accept any kind of hazardous waste from homes or business including:

  • Ammunition
  • Asbestos (inc. siding, shingles, floor adhesive, etc.)
  • Chemicals
  • Dangerous Waste
  • Dead Animals
  • Explosives
  • Gasoline (old, dirty)
  • Hot Ashes*
  • Lighting – CFL/Fluorescent
  • Paint (Liquid)
  • Pesticides, Herbicides, etc.
  • Radioactive Waste
  • Solvents
  • Toxic Waste

*HOT ashes are a fire hazard and should never be placed in a Toter® or plastic garbage can. Set in a metal can outside and away from buildings, structures, or anything that can ignite. Let cool completely. Place COLD ashes in a bag and dispose of as garbage.

Visit Whatcom County Disposal of Toxics (DoT) for more information.

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