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Kittitas (pronounced 'KITT-i-tass') County is located in central Washington
State. It spans from the lush forested Cascade Mountains to the upper Yakima River Valley plains and
the Columbia River.
The National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP, 40 CFR
Part 61) are the regulation governing the handling, transportation and disposal
of asbestos and asbestos containing materials. The Washington State
Department of Ecology regulates air quality issues regarding asbestos and the
State Department of Labor and Industry (L&I) addresses worker-related concerns.
For Kittitas County specific information on Asbestos disposal, contact Waste Management at (509) 925-9688 or the Wenatchee Landfill at (509) 884-2802 to schedule disposal.
For information on recycling computers check out the E-Cycle Washington Website.
Read about the program here: E-Cycle Washington Program Flyer .
Demolition waste means solid waste, largely inert waste, resulting from the demolition or razing of buildings, roads and other man-made structures. Demolition waste consists of, but is not limited to, concrete, brick, bituminous concrete, wood and masonry, composition roofing and roofing paper, steel, and small amounts of other metals like copper. Other than wood, any other material that is likely to produce gases or a leachate during decomposition. Asbestos wastes ARE NOT considered to be demolition waste.
Contractors and commercial haulers with pre-existing accounts have two choices for disposal for demolition debris:
Residents of Kittitas County may bring demolition debris to either the
Ellensburg or Cle Elum Transfer Stations.
Note: For these fees to be in effect, all demolition debris must be kept
separate from other garbage, yard waste, etc.
It's dangerous to throw loose needles into the trash. They will shatter under pressure and could expose waste collectors to germs such as Hepatitis B. Below are ways to properly dispose of used syringes in Kittitas County.
Sharps users may obtain a new box of needles in exchange for the old ones through the Syringe Exchange Programs (SEP) For additional information contact the North American Syringe Exchange Network at 1-253-272-4857 or at www.nasen.org.
Find Local Pharmacy
Find a pharmacy participating in a needle return program. Get a commercial "sharps" container, and bring it back to the pharmacist when it is filled.
For a brochure and biohazard stickers, contact the
Solid Waste Programs office.
Syringe Disposal Flyer
Liquid waste (septage) is accepted by the County from septage pumping firms for disposal in County owned and operated liquid waste evaporation lagoons.
Mercury can be found in, but is not limited to, old mercury switches from automobiles, thermometers
Mercury affects the nervous system impairing the way we hear, talk, see,
walk, feel and think. A very small amount of mercury can do significant
Soil contaminated by petroleum products through a spill or dumping is generally disposed of through a contractor permitted to recycle or dispose of such soil; however, for small spills of petroleum products, other options may apply.
For specific questions about special waste disposal, please contact the Solid Waste Programs office.
Kittitas County has a total area of 2,333 square miles. The highest point in the county is Mount Daniel at 7,959 feet above sea level.