Waste & Toxics

We work to safely manage solid, hazardous, and nuclear waste and reduce toxic chemicals in the products you use. We regulate the threats found in everyday household products and help businesses promote green practices to turn waste products into valuable resources.

Household waste & toxics

Information on toxics in the home, household hazardous waste, and litter pickup programs.

Business waste

Guidance on managing dangerous or hazardous waste.

Nuclear waste

We’re working to keep the Hanford cleanup on track and manage radioactive wastes in Washington.

Reducing & recycling waste

Reducing toxic chemicals

We enforce regulations and develop policies to reduce toxic chemicals in consumer products and the environment.

Solid waste & litter

We assist local governments in regulating solid waste collection and disposal, and support litter pickup programs.