Dispose of Household Hazardous Waste Properly

Household hazardous wastes are sometimes disposed of improperly by individuals pouring wastes down the drain, on the ground, into storm sewers, or putting them out with the trash. Americans generate about 1.6 million tons of household hazardous waste per year. When improperly disposed of, household hazardous waste can create a potential risk to people and the environment. Household hazardous waste includes leftover paint, solvents, pesticides, automotive fluids, batteries, aerosol spray products, and household cleaners. Hazardous products list warning words such as "danger," "caution," "warning," and "flammable" on the labels. Protect the health and safety of the environment around you by properly disposing of household hazardous waste. Household hazardous waste is accepted from 9am to 4pm Monday through Saturday at Metro's two permanent household hazardous waste facilities. Call Metro at 503-234-3000 for complete information, or visit METRO Garbage and Hazardous Waste.

Metro South Hazardous Waste Facility
2001 Washington Street, Oregon City

Metro Central Hazardous Waste Facility
6161 NW 61st, Portland

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City of Troutdale- Last Updated August 11, 2009