Deschutes Co. holds free hazardous waste disposal event in Redmond Saturday

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Need to get rid of your hazardous household waste that’s piling up? Deschutes County Solid Waste is hosting a one-day collection Saturday to get rid of it.

The event is at the Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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

One more event is scheduled for July 15 at La Pine High School, also from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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


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