Hazardous waste collection: K-Mart 122nd: Sep 21/22

09/21/2007 - 8:00am

Hazardous waste collection

September 21-22, 2007
9:00am - 2:00pm

Parkrose K-Mart
12350 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland

Free household hazardous waste collection events take place from 9:00am to 2:00pm every week (except Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day weekends) between early March and mid-November in many communities across the Portland tri-county area. These events are small, frequent and community-friendly. Click here for a complete list of locations

Household hazardous waste is accepted year round at Metro’s two permanent household hazardous waste facilities. Last year, residents disposed of more than 760,000 pounds of hazardous waste at Metro’s collection events.

Be sure to prepare materials properly: no containers larger than five gallons and 35-gallon limit per load.

No cost
There is no charge to bring your toxic trash to Metro’s permanent facilities or community events. The true cost of processing an average load of household hazardous waste is approximately $85. A small portion of your monthly garbage bill goes to help pay for these services.

Metro recycles most of what it collects and disposes of the rest in a landfill specifically designed for hazardous waste. Metro recycles latex paint and sells it in one gallon cans and five-gallon pails.

For more information, call Metro Recycling Information at (503) 234-3000 between 8:30AM. and 5:00PM. Monday through Saturday.