RICHLAND — Activities at the Benton County Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Facility are still restricted after the June 27 fire.
That means the City of Richland’s Horn Rapids Landfill is not able to accept most household and business hazardous waste. This includes paints, waste oil, solvents, antifreeze, pesticides, aerosols, pool chemicals and cleaners. Landfill staff requests that residents continue store these wastes until another option is announced.
And don't give into the urge to toss these items in garbage canisters for curbside pickup.
Lynne Follett, support specialist with the City of Richland's solid waste division, said today that the June fire required soil testing of the effected areas at the landfill. Results of those tests are weeks -- rather than days -- away, she said.
However, the facility continues to accept electronic waste, batteries and propane bottles. And Follett said used oil that has not been mixed with gasoline or other substances can be taken to AutoZone, Kragen and Walmart outlets.
For more information, visit the Benton County's Household Hazardous Waste page or call 509-942-7387.