Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center
Lane County's Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center is located at the Glenwood Central Receiving Station property, an immediate left turn once inside the main gate. It offers safe disposal of household hazardous wastes at no charge, by appointment only.
Using the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center is easy.
1. Call Lane County Waste Management Division at 541-682-3111 between 8am and 5pm Monday - Friday to make an appointment to drop off hazardous waste. Collections are scheduled on Thursday mornings and two Saturdays a month.
2. Keep wastes in their original labeled containers if possible, or label known items. Secure containers in a box to keep them from tipping over in transit. Bring up to 35 gallons of waste total and no empty containers.
3. Enter the Glenwood Disposal site through the center lane and follow signs to the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center. Please stay inside your vehicle. Our staff will unload the waste for you. There is no charge for this service.
LCWMD accepts hazardous waste from residents free of charge by appointment only, every Thursday morning and two Saturdays a month.
What About Business Hazardous Waste?
Businesses, agencies and organizations that generate small quantities of hazardous waste are called “Conditionally Exempt Generators” (CEGs) and may be eligible to participate in Lane County’s CEG collection program. Participating businesses must pre-register and pay disposal fees for their waste. To download the CEG application form click here. For more information and prices, call 541-682-4120.
Businesses drop off material by appointment on the 2nd Wednesday of every month and pay disposal fees for hazardous materials collected.
To better serve the rural communities of Lane County, the Waste Management Division's special waste program conducts several mobile collection events in rural communities each year. Click here for the 2013 collection schedule.
For information on convenient disposal options for compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) or fluorescent tubes 4 ft or less view our PDF brochure or visit www.lanecounty.org/lamps
For information on where to take paint, here's a list of collectors currently participating in the Paintcare program.
Almost any type of household hazardous waste can be accepted at the facility:
- Acids and bases
- Fluorescent lamps/PCB ballasts (4 ft or less in length)
- Household batteries
- Household cleaners
- Pool chemicals
- Containers (5 gal. max.)
The following items are NOT ACCEPTED:
- Containers over 5 gallons
- Asbestos (accepted at Short Mt. Landfill)
- Radioactive materials (including smoke detectors)
- Explosives (ammunition and road flares accepted)
- Infectious wastes (sharps accepted at most Lane County transfer sites in the recycling area)
- Empty containers, dried paint and non-hazardous wastes, including food products
- Commercially generated waste