Dry Cleaning Fluids
Carbon Tetrachloride, now banned from household products, was the favorite solvent cleaner used in Dry Cleaning Fluids. A leading substitute, Perchloroethylene or PERC, is a volatile, nonflammable solvent that is fatal in large doses. There is also a concern over the chronic inhalation of perchloroethylene. The primary effect from acute and chronic inhalation of vapors is depression of the central nervous system. Carbon Tetrachloride and Perchloroethylene should both be disposed of as hazardous waste. They can be taken to any Household Hazardous Waste collection facility or event; see collection information below.
Free Household Hazardous Waste Disposal
If you are a resident of Clark County or one of its cities, you may dispose of unwanted household hazardous waste products at any of the following HHW collection programs. Business-generated hazardous waste will not be accepted.
Eligible senior and citizens with disabilities who are unable to transport HHW to a collection site or event may call (360) 397-6118 ext. 4352 to see if they qualify for a free home pick up.
Fixed Collection Facilities
Satellite Collection Events