Nitric Acid, an aqueous solution of hydrogen nitrate, is a highly corrosive liquid and toxic Acid that can cause severe burns. Colorless when pure, older samples tend to acquire a yellow cast due to the accumulation of oxides of nitrogen. If the solution contains more than 86% nitric acid, it is referred to as fuming nitric acid. Fuming Nitric Acid is characterized as white fuming Nitric Acid and red fuming Nitric Acid, depending on the amount of nitrogen dioxide present. All Nitric Acid compounds should be disposed of as a hazardous waste.
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
- Central Transfer and Recycling Center - Brush Prairie
- West Van Materials Recovery Center - Vancouver
- Washougal Transfer Station - Washougal
Satellite Collection Events