Links/PDFs: A-Z

Rechargeable Batteries: Any/all Ni-Cd, Nickel metal hydride, Lithium-Ion, sealed or wet-cell lead acid including lithium disposables

  • Risk of fire! Protect at least the positive terminal with tape or place each battery in a separate plastic bag
  • Accepted at the Hazardous Waste Facility

Disposable Batteries: Alkaline, “General Purpose” excluding lithium disposables

  • Risk of fire unless completely discharged! Protect at least the positive terminal with tape, or place each battery in a separate plastic bag
  • Place in regular trash

Automotive Batteries

  • Accepted at the Hazardous Waste Facility
  • Penny Saver convenience store and automotive parts stores recycle for free or offer cash or credit.

Button Cell Batteries

  • Hearing aid batteries are typically alkaline. Place in the trash or recycle.
  • Other button cell batteries often have toxic metals and can be recycled at the Hazardous Waste Facility .


  • Recycle antifreeze at the Jefferson County Transfer Station/Recycle Park (Jacob Miller Rd,) at the Quilcene solid waste drop box site, or at the HHW Collection Facility (see Locations & Hours on sidebar to right.
  • Common antifreeze, ethylene glycol, is notorious as a sweet-tasting toxin that, when spilled and puddled, can attract and poison house pets and wildlife.  Antifreeze should be stored securely, labeled and kept from children and pets.  The good news is that when handled properly, antifreeze can be recycled indefinitely without degredation.


  • Learn about the regulations related to Asbestos removal and disposal. This substance is of particular concern as an airborne pollutant and has strict guidelines related to its removal in order to protect communities and workers.
  • Calculate Your Carbon Footprint
    Use this online calculator from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to obtain an estimate of your personal greenhouse gas emissions or your family’s greenhouse gas emissions. Then move on to the next section of the calculator to explore actions you and/or your family can take to lower your emissions while reducing your energy and waste disposal costs.
  • Compost Facility
    Learn about services related to composting and yard waste pickup and disposal throughout Jefferson County.
  • Contaminated Clothing and Rags
    Clothing that is contaminated with pesticides and solvents must be handled carefully as these pesticides can be absorbed through the skin, and they will produce a health hazard.
  • Fluorescent Lighting
    The Green Architect teaches about Mercury in fluorescent lightbulbs and specific considerations related to their safe disposal.
  • Food Waste (pdf)
    Home composters are helping to solve our garbage disposal problems by reducing the volume of solid waste needing to be landfilled. This brochure explains composting and includes simple directions for constructing your home composting center. This brochure also describes the composting at Port Townsend’s Bio-solids Composting Facility and answers some frequently asked questions about the city’s operation.
  • Freecycle
    Welcome to Freecycle(TM) of Jefferson County, Washington! Freecycle is a worldwide movement dedicated to recycling useful items within communities.
  • Garbage Disposal Locations
    Learn about where the different garbage services are located.
  • Green Building
  • Illegal Dumping
  • Kid’s Activities: Natural Resources Kids Page
    Solid Waste & Hazardous Substances
  • Latex Paint
  • Medical Waste (Sharps)
  • Mercury Spills
  • Moderate Risk Waste
  • MRW Hazardous Waste
  • Oil & Antifreeze
  • Recycling
  • Reuse
  • Small Quantity Generators
  • Solid Waste FAQ’s
  • SWAC Members

Who Do I Call? A-Z