Lane County is holding a free hazardous waste roundup for households and will collect up to 35 gallons of hazardous waste per customer. Businesses, schools, churches or nonprofit organizations are subject to disposal fees.
When: Saturday, March 18, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: Lowell Fire and Rescue Station (389 North Pioneer Street)
Who: All community members are welcome to participate in the roundup.
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 541-682-3899.
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, Florence, Oakridge, 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 and fees may apply for more than seven items; call 541-682-4120 to make an appointment. There is a $35.00 charge for large copy or printing machines and large floor-standing electronics.
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.
Please call 541-682-4120 for more information regarding hazardous waste disposal for households or businesses.