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

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:


New Program! Become a Battery Take-Back Site

Clark County has partnered with Waste Connections to provide battery recycling kits to volunteer sites, where residents can drop-off their spent batteries at no cost. Become a Battery Take-Back site and make recycling batteries more convenient for your customers and community. Eligible Battery Take-Back sites:

  • Retail stores
  • Campuses
  • Community centers
  • Other sites accessible to residents with staff onsite to monitor collections (churches, multifamily complexes, etc.)

There is no cost to participate. How it works: Sites that participate will be provided with Call2Recycle battery recycling kits, (cardboard box, approx. 1 cubic foot size) that residents will be able to deposit their batteries into. Kits have pre-paid shipping labels so once a kit is full, simply tape the box closed and notify UPS to pick up the package. Once sites are set up with recycling kits, their locations will be added to the local RecycleRight A-Z directory as a battery recycling drop-off option.

Contact us
Clark County Solid Waste

Notes: Battery Take-Back sites are not yet in operation. Battery Take-Back is for residential batteries only, no business batteries can be placed in the kits. Batteries larger than 300mH are not accepted.

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: