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Dump your hazardous waste for free August 12th in Lincoln County

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Lincoln County residents can properly dispose of highly-hazardous household waste for free during an annual event, sponsored by Lincoln County waste haulers and the County Solid Waste District. Bring your household hazardous waste to North Lincoln Sanitary’s facility at 1726 SE Highway 101, in Lincoln City. They’ll take your hazardous waste without charge from 10am through 3pm on Saturday August 12th.

Held once a year, in partnership with the Lincoln County Haulers, this event rotates between Lincoln City, Newport, Toledo and Waldport. Program Manager, Mark Saelens said “It is critical to do as much as we can to keep hazardous materials out of the environment and away from children and pets. Disposing of old, unused or excess hazardous material is very expensive and this event allows citizens to do their part for free.”

At this event the Household hazardous accepted will include:

• Poisons: pesticides, herbicides, fungicides & other poisons

• Heavy Metals: mercury & products containing elemental mercury

• Corrosives: acids, bases, & reactives

Using care when handling hazardous household waste is essential. The proper preparation and transport of hazardous materials will minimize risks to you, your family, property, and disposal staff from accidental spills or dangerous mixing of materials.

Products should not be mixed together. Dangerous reactions can occur when some materials are mixed. Keeping products in their original containers when possible will help staff dispose of materials safely. Products should also be properly sealed to prevent leaks and spills. If a container is leaking, secure it in a secondary leak-proof container. Pack containers in sturdy boxes in the trunk of your vehicle, away from the driver, passengers and pets.

Containers and boxes, including gasoline cans, cannot be returned, so make sure you don’t need them for future use. Please 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 (some of which are considered hazardous household waste) 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 can that are at least a quarter full will be accepted.

CEGs, businesses and governments that have hazardous waste are asked to schedule an appointment to drop off their waste. Fees apply. Please contact Mark Saelens, Lincoln County Solid Waste District (msaelens@co.lincoln.or.us, 541-574-1285) in advance to schedule an appointment.