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Sandy, OR—The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality , Clackamas County and the City of Sandy are hosting a free household hazardous waste collection event on Saturday, Oct. 3, at Sandy Transit Operations Center. This event will follow COVID-19 safety protocols, including contactless drop off and mask requirements.

Residents and businesses from Sandy and the surrounding area are encouraged to bring common household hazardous waste items, including aerosol cans, antifreeze, engine cleaners, fluorescent tubes, household batteries, motor oil, paint, pesticides, solvents, mercury-containing devices (e.g., thermostats or silver-colored thermometers), herbicides and wood preservatives. If possible, items should be kept in their original containers and transported with care.

Items that cannot not be accepted at the event include explosives, asbestos, ammunition or products that contain radioactive waste, such as many smoke detectors.

A state hazardous waste contractor will handle all collected material. Items will be sent to recycling or incineration facilities.

**Please note that no ash or fire debris from the wildfires, or hazardous materials contaminated by such, will be accepted at this event. People looking to dispose of ash or fire debris are encouraged to contact the Hillsboro Landfill at 866-909-4458. To learn more about fire debris disposal, visit DEQ’s Safely Managing Ash and Debris from Burned Buildin… .**

Full Event Details:
- What: Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event
- When: Saturday, Oct. 3, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (PDT)
- Where: Sandy Transit Operations Center
16610 Champion Way
Sandy, OR 97055
- Sponsored by:
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Clackamas County
City of Sandy

Special COVID-19 instructions
- Upon arrival, please follow instructions on posted signs.
- Masks must be worn when approached by staff.
- Materials will not be collected from passenger compartments. Place all materials in trunk, SUV cargo area or truck bed. If materials are not in these locations, you will be asked to leave the line and move them.
- Keep products in original containers when possible.
- Group items in boxes or sturdy containers – NO PLASTIC BAGS.
- No additional passengers please.


About The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality , protects human health and the environment by controlling air and water pollution, reducing the impacts of manufactured products and cleaning up contaminated properties. DEQ engages the public in decision-making and helps communities solve problems in ways that are economically and environmentally sustainable.

Contacts:
- Susan C. Mills, Public Affairs Specialist, DEQ, 503-956-9648, Mills.Susan@deq.state.or.us
- Chris Papinsick, Natural Resource Specialist, 503-229-5562, Papinsick.Christopher@deq.state.or.us
- Thomas Fisher, EIT Engineering Technician, City of Sandy, 503-489-2161 tfisher@ci.sandy.or.us

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