Disposal of Toxics (DoT) is a Whatcom County facility that accepts hazardous waste only from Whatcom County households and small businesses that qualify. Businesses need to be pre-approved before bringing in waste.
For information on disposing of medications, call the DoT.
Whatcom County businesses wishing to use the Disposal of Toxics Program for waste recycling/disposal must qualify as a Small Quantity Generator (SQG) under Washington state law. The following documents provide information for businesses to help determine their status. Call Disposal of Toxics at 360-380-4640 for more information.
All sites accept up to 5 gallons of used motor oil or antifreeze and drained oil filters. Keep oil and antifreeze separate. Filters must be properly drained - punch a hole in sealed end and let it drain for 24 hours.
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
4297 Birch Bay-Lynden Road
Blaine, WA 98230
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
1-gallon clear containers required.
250 Birch Bay-Lynden Road
Lynden, WA 98264
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
9 a.m. - Noon Sat
“Danger” means the product could poison you, cause serious damage to your skin or eyes, or easily cause a fire.
Pesticides are poisonous. Besides killing bugs and weeds, they may also poison children, irritate eyes or skin, cause cancer, or kill birds and fish.
Take action by:
Call the Whatcom County Extension Office for more tips at 360-676-6736.
Oil dumped in storm drains is not treated and ends up in our streams and lakes, affecting fish and birds. For curbside collection, place your motor oil in a well-marked, tightly sealed plastic jug (do not use bleach bottles) and set out next to recyclables. Disposal of Toxics has oil and antifreeze collection stations set up throughout Whatcom County.
These locations are listed above.
Some cleaners contain hazardous ingredients that can burn your eyes, skin, or lungs. Look for safer name brand substitutes or use these simple alternatives:
Never pour hazardous waste down the sink or storm drain; the chemicals can end up in local waterways or groundwater. If you throw them in the trash, the chemicals can endanger collection and disposal workers. For proper disposal options, please refer to the information provided below. If you have questions call Disposal of Toxics at 360-380-4640.