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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Cut costs with Ecology's Lean/Green Program
Lean/Green manufacturers have a more streamlined operation with less impact on the environment. Listen to the Lean/Green Program's Hugh O'Neill talk about how it can help a business's bottom line.
Virtual inspections in a socially-distant Washington
Ecology has made some changes in light of COVID-19, but we’re still protecting human health and the environment. In fact, we’re now conducting virtual inspections of our regulated communities.
Ecology wins national Pollution Prevention awards
Each year, we celebrate Pollution Prevention Week, a time to recognize staff, local partners, businesses, and Washington residents for taking actions to reduce or eliminate sources of pollution.
On the road to a toxic-free future: How close are we after 50 years?
Ecology’s Hazardous Waste program looks back at 50 years working to reduce industrial waste, and looks ahead to what comes next
Washington’s Spill Prevention, Preparedness, and Response Program shows why it is a model for the nation
Ecology's Spills Program has released its Activity and Funding Report Report detailing the program’s work and funding sources while outlining challenges.
Saying no to drugs... and spills
History of Ecology's Spills Program's involvement in illegal drug operation cleanups.
Yakima Railroad Area
Over the past 30 years, we've worked to clean up legacy pollution to soils and groundwater, and revitalize businesses along the Yakima Railroad Area Corridor.
Safer Choice: Because you shouldn’t need a PhD to know what’s safe
You shouldn’t need a PhD in toxicology to buy cleaning products. But long, confusing ingredient lists on common household products leave most consumers wondering what is safe to use in their homes.
Product Replacement Program helps businesses tackle toxics
Last year, Ecology’s Product Replacement Program helped more than 30 dry cleaners transition to safer cleaning methods. Now, we’re determining which toxic chemical we should help replace next.
31 years of Hanford cleanup
May 15 marks a special anniversary for our Nuclear Waste Program — 31 years of Hanford cleanup under the Tri-Party Agreement.

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