Household hazardous waste collection event Saturday


Lincoln County residents can properly dispose of household hazardous waste for free during an annual collection event sponsored by Lincoln County Haulers and the County Solid Waste District. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1, at Thompson’s Sanitary Service, located at 7450 NE Avery St. in north Newport.

At this event, the household hazardous materials accepted will include:

• Poisons — pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and other poisons;

• Heavy metals — mercury and products containing elemental mercury;

• Corrosives — acids, bases and reactives.

Because of COVID-19 restrictions in place for this event, just one person will be allowed per vehicle. When at the event, people should keep windows rolled up. They should pre-place hazardous waste in the trunk or in the very back of the truck bed so staff may easily remove items. Containers and boxes, including gasoline cans, cannot be returned, so make sure you don’t need them for future use. Do not put items in plastic bags.

Household batteries, car batteries and fluorescent bulbs should not be brought to the event as these can be dropped off at recycling/transfer stations throughout the year during regular business hours. Oil-based, latex and other paints should not be brought to the event unless the paint cans have lost their label. Most latex and oil-based paint can also be dropped off throughout the year. A few spray paint cans that are at least a quarter full will be accepted. 

Businesses and other agencies that have hazardous waste are asked to schedule an appointment to drop off their waste. Fees will apply.

For more information, contact Paul Seitz, manager of the Lincoln County Solid Waste District, at [email protected] Information can also be found on Thompson’s Sanitary Service’s website at www.thompsonsanitary.com/household-hazardous-waste-event.

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