Perchloroethylene, also know as Tetrachloride or PERC, is a chlorinated hydrocarbon Solvent that slowly breaks down in the environment. It is commonly used in dry cleaning fluids, spot removers and degreasers. Vapors are irritating to skin, eyes, and the upper respiratory tract. Inhalation exposure produces giddiness, headaches, inebriation, nausea, vomiting, and sinus inflammation. Skin exposure will cause redness and chapping. If ingested, Perchloroethylene can result in central nervous system depression and liver damage.
Perchloroethylene and Perchloroethylene compounds should 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