FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 20, 2020
CANCELLED June 13, 2020 Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Due to COVID 19
Due to COVID 19, Columbia County is cancelling the June 13, 2020 Household Hazardous Waste Collection event at the Columbia County Transfer Station.
We cannot safely hold this event which typically serves over 250 vehicles.
The next Household Hazardous Waste Collection event is scheduled for Saturday August 29, 2020 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Columbia County Transfer Station 1601 Railroad Ave in St. Helens, changes or cancellations will be posted to our website.
Unwanted paint, used motor oil and used cooking oil is still be accepted at the Transfer Station 1601 Railroad Ave during regular open hours (8am-5pm Monday – Saturday) for no fee. Medical Sharps are also accepted during open hours for no cost at the Scale House. Sharps must arrive in a sealed, self-closing, puncture-proof OSHA approved container.
The St. Helens Police Department accepts expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs at 150 S. 13 St. Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. - noon or 1 -5 p.m. in the Med Return collection box.
For more information, email Kathy Boutin-Pasterz at Kathleen.Boutin-Pasterz@co.columbia.or.us or call 503-397-7259.
ABOUT COLUMBIA COUNTY’S SOLID WASTE PROGRAM
Columbia County plans, organizes and directs recycling, reuse, waste reduction, and household hazardous waste management throughout its 657 square-mile area. The county operates the transfer station in St. Helens and administers solid waste collection franchises within the unincorporated area of the county.
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