COVID-19 Impacts to hazardous waste collection events
Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, no Metro household hazardous waste collection events are scheduled. Metro Central and Metro South transfer stations are open at this time to accept household hazardous waste.
If you have questions about safe storage and disposal of common hazardous products, ask Metro at 503-234-3000.
There is no charge to bring your hazardous household garbage to Metro’s community events. A small portion of your monthly garbage bill goes to help pay for these services.
Prepare materials properly
- no containers larger than five gallons; 35-gallon limit per load
- keep products in original containers
- pack products in a sturdy, leakproof box for safe transport to the event
- bring sharps in an approved sharps container
- be prepared to leave the container; boxes and containers, including fuel cans, cannot be returned
What to bring
- paints and stains
- pesticides and poisons
- cleaners and disinfectants
- thinners and solvents
- sharps (medical syringes)
- fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs)
- automotive products
- pool and spa chemicals
- hobby chemicals
No electronics (cell phones, computers, etc.)
No empty containers
Events in other areas
If you live in Oregon outside Clackamas, Multnomah or Washington counties, call 1-800-RECYCLE (1-800-732-9253) for household hazardous waste event information in your community.