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Household Hazardous Waste

Contact Metro for easy options to recycle, donate or reuse anything from batteries and packing peanuts to that old dishwasher.

Call 503-234-3000 or search Metro's recycler directory.

Items to keep out of garbage and recycling 

  • Batteries. Learn more about battery collection options.
  • Pesticides
  • Paint 
  • Printer ink cartridges
  • Fluorescent tubes 
  • Household cleaning products
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Thermostats 

Controlled substance disposal

Find a drop-off location near you to dispose of over-the-counter and prescription drugs. Do not flush expired or unwanted prescriptions down the toilet. 

Items to recycle, reuse or repair

  • Plastics (lids, buckets, tarps, bubble wrap, styrofoam)
  • Automotive (oil filters, tires, antifreeze)
  • Construction materials (carpet, drywall, insulation, roofing, wood products)
  • Electronics (cell phones, computers, LED lamps, televisions)
  • Appliances
  • Clothing
  • Furniture
  • Art supplies