Household Hazardous Waste

transfer station

Free Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Drop Off Facilities

HHW drop-off is only available to Clark County residents. All HHW drop-offs require the visitor to fill out a short form (name, address, and signature verifying the waste is not generated from a business). There is no cost. All HHW drop-offs are limited to 25 gallons or 200 pounds.  HHW hours are listed below.

Central Transfer and Recycling Center

West Van Materials Recovery Center

Washougal Transfer Station

11034 NE 117th Avenue
Vancouver, WA

Friday, Saturday & Sunday
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

6601 NW Old Lower River Rd
Vancouver, WA

Friday & Saturday
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

4020 S. Grant Street
Washougal, WA

First and third Saturday of the month - 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Wastes Accepted at the HHW Facilities

  • Adhesives, glues, caulk, epoxy resins, sealants
  • Aerosols
  • Antifreeze*
  • Batteries (single-use, alkaline, rechargeable, lithium ion, etc.)
  • Chemical fertilizers
  • Cleaners, bleach, degreasers, polishes, waxes
  • E-cigarette/vaping devices and nicotine liquids
  • Fire extinguishers*
  • Fuel, gasoline, propane, white gas, lighter fluid, diesel oil
  • Lead-acid vehicle batteries*
  • Medical sharps* (must be in a puncture-proof container)
  • Mercury-containing: lights*, thermostats, thermometers, switches
  • Motor oil*
  • Non-controlled medications
  • Paints, inks, stains, primers
  • Pesticides, insecticides, fungicides, herbicides
  • Solvents, thinners, paint strippers

*The asterisk indicates this item can be dropped off during all hours of operation of the transfer stations, not just HHW Facility hours.

Wastes Not Accepted at HHW Facilities

  • Ammunition
  • Bio-medical waste
  • Business hazardous waste
  • Controlled medications, marijuana (cannabis), illicit substances
  • Explosives, fireworks, flares

Battery disposal

Clark County has partnered with Waste Connections of Washington to provide residents with convenient drop-off locations for no cost battery recycling.

Never put rechargeable batteries in the trash or recycling. When heated or damaged, batteries can explode and cause serious harm.

Battery disposal sites accept: lithium-ion (Li-Ion), nickel cadmium (Ni-Cd), nickel metal hydride (Ni-MH), nickel zinc (Ni-Zn), small-sealed lead acid under 5 pounds (SSLA/Pb), lithium primary, alkaline, carbon zinc, heavy duty, button and coin cell batteries, and all cellphones regardless of size, make, model or age.

Drop-offs are limited to 10 batteries per person per day. Larger quantities must be dropped off at the HHW facilities (see above).

Not accepted:

  • batteries from businesses
  • batteries larger than 300Wh
  • damaged, defective, or recalled batteries*
  • battery-containing products (except cell phones)
  • vaping or e-cigarette devices and products*
  • vehicle batteries*
  • other hazardous waste*

*These items can be dropped off at the HHW facilities (see above).

Battery disposal locations:

Call before you drive. Batteries must be individually bagged or have the ends taped to prevent hazards.

Questions? Contact us

Interested in becoming a battery collection site? Eligible sites must be in Clark County and include retail stores, campuses, community centers, and other sites accessible to residents. Sites must have on-site staff to monitor collections (churches, multifamily complexes, etc.). There’s no cost to participate.

Paint Recycling at Participating Stores via PaintCare

Paint can be recycled for no cost at the HHW Facilities and at participating paint stores via the PaintCare program. Find paint drop-off sites near you:

Accepted Paints:

  • Interior and exterior architectural paints: latex, acrylic, water-based, alkyd, oil-based, enamel (including textured coatings)
  • Deck coatings, floor paints (including elastomeric)
  • Primers, sealers, undercoaters
  • Stains
  • Shellacs, lacquers, varnishes, urethanes (single component)
  • Waterproofing concrete/masonry/wood sealers and repellents (not tar or bitumen-based)
  • Metal coatings, rust preventatives
  • Field and lawn paints

Not Accepted via PaintCare:

  • Aerosols (spray paint)
  • Solvents
  • Products labeled for industrial or non-architectural use · See full list:

Safer Medication Disposal via Washington Department of Health (DOH):

Medications from households may be safely disposed at participating pharmacies and police departments. Find medication drop-off sites near you by visiting MED-Project and/or Inmar websites. You can also call 844-633-7765 or 844-492-2382 (toll-free).

  • There is no charge for this service
  • This service is only for household medications, not business-generated medications/pharmaceuticals
  • You do not need to provide identification or fill out paperwork
  • Kiosks accept prescription and over the counter medications (including pet medications and liquid medications)
  • There are also free mail-in options available for medications, inhalers, and pre-filled injectors (visit link below).

Visit DOH site for more information: