FAQ Are you open on holidays? We are closed for New Years, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Open all other days of the year. Can grass, leaves and/or vegetation go over to the wood waste pile? No, only chippable wood goes to the wood waste pile. Trees up to 24 inches in diameter and 8 feet long, branches, shrubs, and clean wood pallets are accepted. Can I bring up 55-gallon drums of hazardous waste? No. Unfortunately, we need to manually dump the wastes into another container to be processed, and it is simply too heavy to handle. Also, we need to see what the waste is in order to categorize it. How can I pay for my load? We take cash and checks. Credit and debit cards are charged an additional fee. How do I dispose of gravel, dirt or absorbent materials that I used to clean up a spill? The waste needs to be tested, by a laboratory, and the results sent to Department of Ecology prior to acceptance in the landfill. How much hazardous waste can I bring at a time? You can bring up to 10 gallons of total waste or 20 containers (contents totaling no more than 10 gallons). How much will this load cost me? We charge by weight. The minimum charge is $5.00 for up to 200 pounds. All loads over the minimum are charged at $49.73 per ton. If I have extenuating circumstances and need to dispose of more than the allowable amount of household hazardous waste, or if I need to come on a different day than you are open, what should I do? If there are special circumstances, an individual can call the landfill and make a special appointment. It is at the discretion of the landfill whether the quantities can be accepted. What do I do with dried up paint? If the paint is latex and is dried and not in liquid form, it is landfilled. If it is not latex, then it needs to come to the HHW Facility. What do I do with used oil and hazardous waste containers? They’re empty, but they had hazardous waste in them at one time. If they are empty, then they should be placed in the trash to be landfilled. What happens to my wastes that I drop off in the hazardous waste facility? The used oil, antifreeze, flammable liquids, lightbulbs and batteries are recycled. The latex paint is solidified and landfilled. The poisons and corrosives are dry-packed in their original packaging with absorbent, and shipped to an appropriate facility to be managed. What if I have hazardous waste generated from my business? Business waste must be disposed of through the CESQG program. Business owners are required to fill out an application (available here), make an appointment, and pay the disposal fee. What if I have more than 10 gallons of hazardous waste? Individuals have to bring portions of it and make multiple visits over a period of time. What will it cost to bring tires? Tires are $233.10 per ton. However, if you bring up four or less with garbage, it will be charged at the regular rate of $49.73 per ton. When can I bring up household hazardous waste? All Wednesdays and the first and third Saturday of each month from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Why isn’t the HHW Facility open more often? There is not enough steady flow of customers to justify placing a full-time staff member in the facility. Especially in the autumn and winter months, it is usually very slow.