Benton County needs a household hazardous waste disposal facility because there are thousands of common household, automotive, lawn, garden, hobby, cosmetic and home improvement products that are toxic, flammable, corrosive or reactive. These items should not be thrown out with your regular trash or garbage. They are hazardous to small children, pets, waste collection workers and to the environment.
In addition to properly disposing household hazardous waste, the facility can provide the community with valuable educational materials.
-- MELISSA SOUZA, Kennewick