Department of Ecology News Release - February 20, 2020
Updated: March 15, 2020

CANCELED: New dangerous waste regs topic of April 2 workshop at Ecology's Union Gap office

Meeting will be rescheduled after COVID-19 crisis abates


UPDATE: Central Washington dangerous waste workshop canceled

In consideration of public health and safety, Ecology is canceling the April 2 workshop on Washington’s updated Dangerous Waste Regulations at our Central Regional Office in Union Gap, 1250 W. Alder St. When we are able to reschedule the workshop, we will send an e-mail to everyone who was registered with the new date. And a new meeting notice will be posted.

While our offices are working with limited in-person staff over the next few weeks, businesses may send their questions  about the Dangerous Waste Regulations by e-mailing or you can reach our Central Regional Office at (509) 575-2490, and staff will follow up with answers. 

Ecology will continue to work on updating our web pages and guidance to reflect all the 2019 rule changes. Here are a few resources that may help you get familiar with the changes:

Ecology’s Central Regional Office serves Benton, Chelan, Douglas, Kittitas, Klickitat, Okanogan and Yakima counties.


Recently the Washington Department of Ecology updated regulations that provide businesses new ways to manage dangerous chemical wastes they generate as part of their processes.

Central Washington businesses are encouraged to learn about changes to the Dangerous Waste Regulations at a workshop set for 10 a.m. to noon on April 2, 2020, at Ecology’s Central Regional Office, 1250 W. Alder St., Union Gap.

“These updates give businesses more flexibility in how they can manage their wastes and still meet the requirements under the new regulations,” explained Tami Applebee, a hazardous waste compliance inspector with Ecology. “At this training, businesses will learn how the regulations affect them and what new options they might have when reporting and managing dangerous wastes.”

All businesses and facilities are required to properly manage dangerous wastes such as spent solvents, unusable paint, expired chemicals and partially-used aerosol cans. Wastes may be considered dangerous if they are toxic, ignitable, corrosive or reactive.

For specific details about changes made to the regulations, Ecology has a publication available on its website. For more information on the workshop, please call 509-457-7147, or send an email to

Ecology’s Central Regional Office serves Benton, Chelan, Douglas, Kittitas, Klickitat, Okanogan and Yakima counties.

Contact information

Joye Redfield-Wilder
Communications Manager