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Household Hazardous Waste

  • Many household products contain harmful chemicals and should be reused or recycled.  Help our community stay green and clean.

    Find a Recycler

    Contact Metro for easy options to recycle, donate or reuse anything from batteries and packing peanuts to that old dishwasher. Call 503-234-3000 or search Metro's recycler directory.

    Items to keep out garbage and recycling 

    • Batteries
    • Pesticides
    • Paint 
    • Printer ink cartridges
    • Fluorescent tubes 
    • Household cleaning products
    • Fire extinguishers
    • Thermostats 

    Controlled substance disposal

    Find a drop-off location near you to dispose of over-the-counter and prescription drugs. Do not flush expired or unwanted prescriptions down the toilet. 

    Items to recycle, reuse or repair

    • Plastics (lids, buckets, tarps, bubble wrap, styrofoam)
    • Automotive (oil filters, tires, antifreeze)
    • Construction materials (carpet, drywall, insulation, roofing, wood products)
    • Electronics (cell phones, computers, LED lamps, televisions)
    • Appliances
    • Clothing
    • Furniture
    • Art supplies