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County approves facility for household hazardous waste at transfer station

Friday, June 1, 2018

Clatsop County has approved a contract with Helligso Construction for development of a household hazardous waste collection facility next to Recology’s transfer station on Williamsport Road in Astoria.

The new facility will allow residential and commercial users to bring hazardous waste to the site, where it will be temporarily stored until transferred to an off-site disposal center.

The contract is for $1.5 million. The opening is targeted for January 2019, Public Health Director Mike McNickle said.

The initial cost estimate of $600,000 didn’t include added requirements such as structural piling and methane mitigation, Public Health Director Mike McNickle told the Board of Commissioners.

Construction and operation costs will be paid by user tipping fees at the transfer station.

The board also recently approved the sale of a 14.46-acre tax-foreclosed property in Hammond. Proceeds will be used to provide money for a fund to address homelessness in the county.


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