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County's Household Hazardous Waste center opens

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Clatsop County’s new Household Hazardous Waste Facility, which has been under construction for a year, opens to the public for the first time this weekend.

The facility will accept material from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. It’s at 1789 Williamsport Road, adjacent to Recology’s Astoria transfer station.

The collection center is specially designed to receive and handle toxic, flammable and otherwise hazardous products that can pose a risk in the home and to the environment.

Major categories of waste the facility will take that can’t be included in regular home trash service: cleaners, paints, pesticides, fertilizers, herbicides, auto and boat fluids, batteries, propane tanks, fluorescent lights and aerosol products.

No medications, syringes, asbestos or general garbage will be accepted.

Use of the facility is free. It is open one day per month, generally the second Saturday.

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