Mark your calendar: Deschutes Co. free hazardous waste disposal events

Paint cans

Need to get rid of your hazardous household waste that’s piling up? Deschutes County Solid Waste is hosting a series of one-day collection events this summer so you can get rid of it.

Residents can drop off the following:

  • Oil and latex paints and stains
  • Thinners, solvents, fuels
  • Oil soaked rags and absorbents
  • Pool and spa chemicals
  • Garden products (herbicides, pesticides, fertilizers, etc.)
  • Vehicle fluids (coolants, lubricants, fuels, brake fluid, transmission fluid, etc.)
  • Propane tanks and camp stove cylinders
  • Aerosols (paints, garden sprays, cleaners, etc.)
  • Mercury and Mercury-containing items (thermometers, thermostats, etc.)
  • Fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent bulbs
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Household cleaners

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What’s not accepted:

  • Business-generated hazardous waste
  • Medical waste
  • Explosives, fireworks, ammunition
  • Compressed gas cylinders (propane tanks and cylinders are accepted)
  • Barrels

Business-generated hazardous waste, medical waste, explosives, fireworks, drums, compressed gas cylinders and barrels will not be accepted.

Here are the dates and locations


  • Saturday, June 3
  • 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Sisters Recycling Center
  • 328 W. Sisters Park Drive


  • Saturday, June 17
  • 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center
  • 3800 SE Airport Way, Lot B

La Pine

  • Saturday, July 15
  • 9 a.m. -1 p.m.
  • La Pine High School
  • 51633 Coach Road
  • Front parking lot

For more information, call the Department of Solid Waste at (541) 317-3163.


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