Free Household Hazardous Waste Roundup in Florence on Friday August 20 and Saturday, August 21

Free Household Hazardous Waste Roundup in Florence on Friday August 20 and Saturday, August 21
Posted on 08/10/2021

The free Household Hazardous Waste Roundup will collect up to 35 gallons of household hazardous waste per customer on Friday, August 20, and Saturday, August 21, in Florence. Hazardous waste from businesses, schools, churches, government agencies or non-profits must pre-register and are subject to disposal fees.


When:  Friday, August 20, 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

            Saturday, August 21, 8:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Where: Florence Transfer Station, 2820 N. Rhododendron Drive

Who: All community members are welcome to participate in the roundup. 


What to bring:

Up to 35 gallons of 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 like flammable, corrosive, poison, caution, and danger.


Please don't bring: 

Empty containers, drums, radioactive waste, asbestos or explosives. Any empty containers can be safely thrown in the trash. For information about disposal of radioactive waste, asbestos or explosives call 541-682-3828.


What about hazardous waste from businesses?

Businesses that generate small amounts of hazardous waste may pre-register to bring that waste to this event. Businesses must pay for disposal of the waste, but most can save money by using this program.  


Electronics Recycling

The Glenwood, Cottage Grove, Creswell, Florence, Marcola, Oakridge, Rattlesnake, Veneta and Vida transfer stations accept the following items for free during normal operating hours (maximum of seven items at a time): televisions, computer monitors, CPUs and laptops. Appointments are required and fees may apply for more than seven items. Call 682-4120 for an appointment. There is a $35.00 charge for large copy or printing machines, as well as large floor-standing electronics.


Please call 541 682-4120 for more information about hazardous waste disposal for households or businesses.