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Where to take hazardous waste

Garbage and recycling    Guide to hazardous waste    Where to take hazardous waste

Bring unwanted hazardous household products such as pesticides, leftover paint, solvents and automotive fluids to one of Metro's hazardous waste facilities to be recycled or disposed of safely.

If you live outside Metro boundaries or if you have business-generated waste, call 503-234-3000 for options.

Metro’s hazardous waste facility locations

Map of facilities

Metro Central Station

6161 NW 61st Ave., Portland
503-234-3000

Directions: From Northwest St. Helens Road (Hwy. 30) or Yeon Avenue, turn north onto Kittridge and left onto Front. Go one mile to Northwest 61st and turn left. Facility is on the right.

Note: Balboa Street off of St. Helens Road is closed. Online mapping tools do not include this information and will not provide accurate directions.

Metro South Station

2001 Washington St., Oregon City
503-234-3000

Directions: Take I-205 to the Molalla/Oregon City exit (exit 10 / OR - 213 South). Turn right onto Trails End Highway. Turn right onto Washington Street. Facility is on the right.

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Hours of operation

The hazardous waste facility is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Holiday hours: Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s days.

Hazardous waste fees

At Metro’s hazardous waste facilities there is a $5 fee to dispose of an average load of household hazardous waste. This $5 fee covers the cost of up to 35 gallons of household hazardous waste, and each additional 35 gallons is charged an additional $5. Additional charges apply for containers larger than 10 gallons. Collecting the fee helps to defray the costs of running the household hazardous waste program – it costs Metro $54 to handle and properly dispose of an average load of hazardous waste brought to a facility.

There is no fee for paint waste covered under the Oregon PaintCare program. Learn more about PaintCare

There is no charge to bring your toxic trash to Metro’s community events.

Sharps

Join Metro’s exchange program for just $5 per container, and get a new sharps container at no cost each time you bring a full one to Metro’s hazardous waste facilities (the $5 fee per load of hazardous waste also applies).

CEG program

Businesses that generate less than 220 pounds of hazardous waste per month can enroll in Metro's Conditionally Exempt Generator program. Learn more

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