This Saturday, May 12, Lane County will be holding a free Hazardous Waste Roundup for households, allowing residents to deposit as much as 35 gallons of hazardous waste each. Businesses, schools, churches or non-profit organizations can also participate, but will be subject to disposal fees.
The round up will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at South Lane County Fire & Rescue, 233 Harrison Ave.
What to bring: Paint, household cleaners, lawn and garden chemicals, car care products, arts and crafts products, pool chemicals, fluorescent lamps and other household hazardous waste. Check labels for words such as flammable, corrosive, poison, caution and danger.
Please don't bring: Empty containers, drums, radioactive waste, asbestos, electronics or explosives. Any empty containers can be safely thrown in the trash. For information about disposal of radioactive waste, asbestos and explosives call 541-682-4120.
What about hazardous waste from businesses? Businesses, non-profit organizations, schools and churches that generate small amounts of hazardous waste may pre-register for this event. They must pay a fee for disposal of their waste, but most can save money by using this program rather than a contractor.
Electronics recycling: The Glenwood, Cottage Grove, Creswell, Florence, Marcola, Oakridge, Rattlesnake, Veneta and Vida transfer sites accept the following items for free during normal operating hours (maximum of seven items at a time): televisions, computer monitors, central processing units (CPUs) and laptops. Appointments are required for more than seven items and fees may apply; call 541-682-4120 to make an appointment.
The Household Hazardous Waste Facility at the Glenwood Transfer Station also accepts appointments on Thursdays and Saturdays. The only exceptions are County-observed holidays and the Saturdays that off-site collections are scheduled.
Call 541-682-4120 for more information regarding hazardous waste disposal for households or businesses.