Hazardous waste

The federal government uses the term "hazardous waste" for what Washington terms "dangerous waste." Dangerous waste includes more wastes than are in the federal hazardous waste definition because Washington's rules are more protective.
The federal government uses the term "hazardous waste" for what Washington terms "dangerous waste." Dangerous waste includes more wastes than are in the federal hazardous waste definition because Washington's rules are more protective.

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Empowering the next generation of change makers
On Earth Day, Hilltop Heritage Middle School students showcased posters featuring the various lifecycle stages for different consumer products, like toothbrushes and toilet paper.
Help us tackle our new plan to reduce exposure to phthalates
Ecology is working with stakeholders to make a plan to reduce exposure to phthalates, and we need your input.
Tackling Toxics: A lasting tribute to a pollution prevention champion
Facilities are often interested in eliminating toxics — but employee buy-in is a critical requirement. That’s where Dr. Wolf and her team at PPRC come in.
Our work to rid schools and buildings of hazardous PCBs
Few would argue there are higher priorities than protecting children. We want to see that protection extended to those who work in the places where they spend vast amounts of time: schools.
Let's Talk About Hanford's geology
We're stepping back into history and exploring 17 million years of Hanford's geology in our next Let's Talk About Hanford conversation.
30 Years of Toxics Reduction and Pollution Prevention
As of 2021, Ecology's Hazardous Waste and Toxics Reduction Program has been working on pollution prevention for over 30 years.
Join us for Let's Talk About Hanford
In our next edition of Let's Talk About Hanford, we're going to look back on the last year of cleanup.
You can help make products safer from toxics
Did you know there are thousands of chemicals in consumer products that scientists never tested for potential harms? The good news is our Safer Products for WA program is doing something about it.
Washington’s roadmap to addressing PFAS
PFAS have been in the news a lot lately. These harmful chemicals are widely used in commercial and consumer products. Thankfully, Washington now has a roadmap to address the problem.
Helping your community help small businesses
Businesses in Washington are often befuddled by all the hazardous waste requirements they face, but our Pollution Prevention Assistance program is here to help.

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