Free event for household hazardous waste on February 19 | local news

Coos and Curry County residents can dispose of various household chemicals at a free Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event scheduled for February 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Beaver Hill Transfer Site (1/4 mile south of Milepost 253) off the highway 101 is planned between Coos Bay and Bandon.

The collection allows Coos and Curry County residents to safely dispose of a wide range of materials including poisons, pesticides, solvents, fluorescent lights, pool chemicals, aerosol cans, caustic cleaners, mercury thermometers and flammable liquids. This event applies only to hazardous household waste.

No industrial or commercial waste will be accepted. If you are a business, they can provide a phone number and contact name to schedule an appointment to collect this waste.

Not accepted at this event: ammunition, asbestos, explosives, fireworks, radioactive materials, medical waste and sharps.

Large amounts of unknowns will not be accepted.

Please bring your household hazardous substances with you in the original containers with the labels intact – do not mix products. Label stocks not in their original containers.

If you don’t know the specific product name, please provide the product category if possible, e.g. B. pesticide or detergent. No containers larger than five gallons.

Leaking containers should be placed in a larger plastic container with a tight-fitting lid. A non-combustible absorbent such as B. cat litter should be placed around the bottom of the product to absorb leaks. Label containers with contents and date. All materials should be packed in a plastic-lined, sturdy cardboard box secured against spills and breakage.

As an added safety precaution, materials should be stowed in the trunk or in the back of trucks en route to the event.

Please call 541-396-7624 to schedule an appointment to drop off your household hazardous waste at this event as soon as possible. Appointments should be made prior to the day of the event. The best time to reach us is from Tuesday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. They ask you to make an appointment so that participants do not have long traffic jams and can avoid traffic jams on Highway 101. It also helps to plan how much material they expect you to send.

Materials collected at this event will be sorted for reuse or recycling (e.g. reusable products may be donated to community organizations) or shipped to a regulated hazardous waste treatment, storage or proper disposal facility.

Program products accepted by PaintCare of Oregon will also be accepted at this event; However, these products can always be recycled through the Oregon PaintCare program at Beaver Hill or other drop-off locations. Visit the PaintCare website at for a list of accepted products in the PaintCare program and a list of drop-off locations. If you only have these items, please bring them to Beaver Hill or other drop-off locations at all times to avoid queues.

Acceptable hazardous household waste products:

· Aerosol spray products

Ballasts (PCB & Non-PCB)

· Fluorescent lamps/tubes

Gas cylinders (propane/helium)

· Motor or vegetable oil

· Paints/stains/shellacs

· Pesticides/insecticides

· Rechargeable batteries

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