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Neighborhood collection events

Garbage and recycling    Guide to hazardous waste    Neighborhood collection events

Dispose of hazardous items at one of the free household hazardous waste collection events that take place throughout the region.

Collection events schedule

Metro's new season of free household hazardous waste roundups will begin in March 2014. View the schedule

Free household hazardous waste collection events take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every week (except Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day weekends) between early March and mid-November in many communities across the Portland metropolitan area.

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

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

Household hazardous waste is accepted six days a week year round at Metro’s two permanent household hazardous waste facilities. Learn more

Events in other areas

If you live in Oregon outside Clackamas, Multnomah or Washington counties, call 1-800-RECYCLE for household hazardous waste event information in your community.

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Eventos gratuitos para la recolección y educación de químicos caseros dañinos

Existen muchos productos que empleamos comúnmente en el jardín y en la casa que pueden ser dañinos a personas, peces y animales si son desechados incorrectamente.

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paint recycling

Paint recycling options expand

Oregon's new industry program for paint recycling makes it even more convenient to drop off unwanted paint and keep reusable materials out of landfills. Find collection sites in the Metro region and statewide. Learn more

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