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  • Pesticide users can drop off unused pesticides at free event near Coos Bay May 9
    Free Agricultural Pesticide Collection Event
    Saturday May 9, 2015
    8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Beaver Hill Transfer Station Highway 101
    Registration by April 25th is required
     
    Agricultural and commercial pesticide users from Coos, Curry and Douglas counties can dispose of unwanted pesticides at a free collection event from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 9 at Beaver Hill Transfer Station, 55722 Highway 101. The station is 14 miles south of Coos Bay and ¼ mile south of milepost 253 on Highway 101.
     
    The one-day event is intended to give commercial, agricultural and institutional pesticide users the opportunity to safely and anonymously dispose of waste pesticides. Registration prior to the event is required so that the contractor can appropriately schedule participants and plan for incoming wastes. Registration is open until April 25 but may close sooner, depending on how quickly spots are filled. Registration forms are available through the Oregon State University Extension Office. 
     
     

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DEQ Office Locations, Hours and Closures

In April 2015, the DEQ’s Western Region office in Salem will move to a new location – 4026 Fairview Industrial Drive, Salem, OR. 97302. The target date for operating at the new location is Monday, April 6th, 2015.
 
This spring, DEQ's Northwest Region Office will move to a new location - the 700 Lloyd building at 700 NE Multnomah St., Portland, OR 97232. The target date for operating at the new location is May 26th, 2015. 
 
For notice of inclement weather closures at DEQ and statewide, check the Oregon State Office Closures page.
 

VIP Alert! Expect traffic delays at DEQ’s NE 33rd Drive emission test station this Saturday, April 4

 

Motorists planning to visit DEQ’s Northeast Portland vehicle emission test station at 7701 NE 33rd Drive this Saturday, April 4 should prepare for significant traffic delays due to a half-marathon race that will begin north of the station on NE 33rd Drive.
 
Expect traffic delays and vehicle and pedestrian traffic in the vicinity of the station from 7:15 a.m. to at least 9 a.m.
 
The station will be open during its regular hours, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., but DEQ suggests that motorists may want to consider taking their vehicle to another DEQ station instead on Saturday, April 4.
 
Organizers for the Hop Hop Half Half Marathon say the event is certified. Police and race volunteers will be on hand to help control pedestrian and vehicle traffic, but motorists using the DEQ test station should exercise extra caution.
 
 
DEQ In the News Today
 
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