Household Hazardous Waste

Events

Grant County Solid Waste offers Household Hazardous Waste Collection events two or three times a year. These events are held on Saturdays in the spring and fall and are for household-generated waste only. Most events are held in Moses Lake and Ephrata. Because funding for these events is provided through a grant from the Department of Ecology and from Grant County Solid Waste tipping fees, there is no additional cost for residents to participate. Residents who bring items that are not accepted at an event will be assisted in finding other disposal options.

View information about the September 2021 Household Hazardous Waste Event (PDF)

Precautions

For everyone’s safety, please:

  • Don’t mix products
  • Keep products in original containers. Containers will not be returned for everyone's safety.
  • Label products not in original containers. Containers will not be returned for everyone's safety.
  • Secure products so they won’t leak.
  • Store products away from the passenger compartment of your vehicle and keep them separate from items you wish to retain.
  • Stay in your vehicle during unloading.

Year-Round Disposal Options

To assist the public with finding year-round disposal options for some types of hazardous waste, please view Year-Round Disposal Options (PDF)

Antifreeze Collection

Four collection sites are available throughout Grant County to safely dispose of antifreeze. View our flier about Antifreeze Collection (PDF).

Used Motor Oil

View our brochure about Used Motor Oil Collection (PDF).

Lithium Batteries

View our Lithium Battery Danger Safety Sheet (PDF).

Latex Paint (Water-Based)

Household size quantities of liquid, latex paint may be disposed of at the Ephrata Landfill; latex paint, once dried out and the lid removed, may be put in the garbage can. If you can wash the brushes out with soap and water, it’s latex paint.  Latex paint may also be recycled through PaintCare.  Visit Paintcare.org 

Interior and Exterior Architectural Coatings 

May be recycled through PaintCare. PaintCare (PDF) brochure

Unused Medication

Several local police departments in partnership with Grant County Health District offer Drug Take-Back Drop Sites. View Collection Locations and Hours of Unused Medications (PDF).

  1. Acceptable Items
  2. Unacceptable Items

What to Bring to the Collection Events

  • Aerosols
  • Automotive products (contaminated used motor oil*, gasoline, antifreeze, brake fluid)
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Glues and adhesives
  • Herbicides
  • Hobby chemicals
  • Non-rechargeable Lithium batteries
  • Oil Based Paint (label indicated flammable material and brushes are to be cleaned with thinner)
  • Pesticides
  • Products that contain mercury (thermostats, mercury thermometers)
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Thinners and solvents
  • Toxic cleaning products

For More Information, please contact:

Joan Sieverkropp

Grant County Solid Waste Programs Coordinator

Grant County Solid Waste

124 Enterprise St SE

Ephrata  WA  98823

509-754-6082 ext. 3508