- Healthy Places
Many businesses in Snohomish County use chemicals or other hazardous products and therefore generate hazardous waste. Hazardous waste can include waste from auto repair shops, dry cleaners, dental offices, veterinary offices, property management and many other industries.
Garbage & Waste
Snohomish County Health Department is involved in permitting and monitoring how garbage and other waste is handled in Snohomish County.
Household and business products for cleaning, painting, automotive, and other uses can all be hazardous. That means we all create hazardous waste at times, along with our regular garbage.
Unused, unwanted and expired medicines in your home pose a risk to you, your family and your community. Accidental poisonings and overdoses are the leading cause of injury death in Snohomish County.
Rodents & Pests
Rats, mice, mosquitoes, ticks and fleas can all carry serious diseases. Other pests, such as cockroaches and bed bugs, can be serious nuisances. The Snohomish County Health Department provides information on the control of rats and insects, known as “vectors.”
Solid Waste Permits
The Snohomish County Health Department issues permits for garbage disposal, waste handling, and composting activities in Snohomish County. Examples of permitted activities include landfills, baling and compaction systems, drop-box locations, incinerators, piles used for storage and treatment, surface impoundments and tanks, and land application of biosolids.
Illicit Sewage Discharge