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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.

    Special offer 

    Bring your materials to one of Metro’s transfer stations. Metro is waiving the $5 fee for household hazardous waste through Jan. 31. 

    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.

    Keep these items out of your containers:

    Household hazardous waste examples

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

    Other 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