Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

SAT. JULY 30TH, 2016
10am-2pm at Agate Beach Transfer Station
8096 NE Avery St.
Newport, Oregon 97394

Saturday, July 30th Lincoln County residents can properly dispose of highly-hazardous household waste for free during this annual event, sponsored by Lincoln County waste haulers and the County Solid Waste Disposal Service District.

Held once a year this event is sponsored by the Solid Waste Disposal Service District in partnership with the Lincoln County Haulers.  Each year the event rotates between Lincoln City, Newport, Toledo and Waldport.  Program Manager, Mark Saelens said “It is critical to do as much as we can to keep hazardous materials out of the environment and away from children and pets.  Disposing of old, unused or excess hazardous material is very expensive and this event allows citizens to do their part for free.”

At this event the Household hazardous accepted will include:

  • Poisons: pesticides, herbicides, fungicides & other poisons
  • Heavy Metals: mercury & products containing elemental mercury
  • Corrosives: acids, bases, & reactives

Using care when handling hazardous household waste is recommended. The proper preparation and transport of hazardous materials will minimize risks to you, your family, property, and disposal staff from accidental spills or dangerous mixing of materials.

Products should not be mixed together. Dangerous reactions can occur when some materials are mixed. Keeping products in their original containers when possible will help staff dispose of materials safely. Products should also be properly sealed to prevent leaks and spills. If a container is leaking, secure it in a secondary leak-proof container. Pack containers in sturdy boxes in the trunk of your vehicle, away from the driver, passengers and pets.

Containers and boxes, including gasoline cans, cannot be returned, so make sure you don’t need them for future use. Please do not put items in plastic bags.

Oil based, latex and other paints (some of which are considered hazardous household waste) should not be brought to the event. Spray paints cannot be accepted. These items may be disposed of at local transfer and recycling stations during regular business hours throughout the year. Please call your local transfer stations if you have questions regarding what paints are accepted.

Businesses and governments that have hazardous waste are asked to schedule an appointment to drop off their waste. Fees apply. Please contact Mark Saelens, Lincoln County Solid Waste District in advance to schedule an appointment (msaelens@co.lincoln.or.us, office 541-574-1285, mobile 541-272-4803).