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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, February 17, 2011
Utilities Services Manager Scott Schimelfenig,  867-2071
PIO Keith Eisner, 786-5245

New HazoHouse Opens March 4, Expanded Schedule

Thurston County's HazoHouse operations will move from its current location to a new facility on Friday, March 4. The last day of operation at the current site will be Monday, February 28. Both old and new facilities are located at the county's Waste and Recovery Center at 2418 Hogum Bay Road in Lacey.

The new facility brings the program, which safely disposes of hazardous household materials, into compliance with current laws and regulations. Upgrades include a sheltered drop-off service, easy drive-in/drive-out access and a state-of-the-art ventilation system.

With the move to the new site, HazoHouse adds Tuesdays to its schedule. As of March 1, HazoHouse will be open Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Recycling Center and the Goodwill Industries donation drop-off services will also move to the new site. A dedication ceremony is being planned for mid-April.

HazoHouse accepts hazardous household items such as solvents, cleaning supplies, fluorescent light tubes, pesticides and other products for safe disposal and recycling. The service is free to residents. A complete list of accepted materials and other information is available at www.co.thurston.wa.us/solidwaste/ or at 867-2491.


County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3