Household Hazardous Waste

Many colorful cans of paint open with paintbrushes sitting in them. Picture from above.

Many household products like paint, soap, and fertilizer can hurt people, fish, and wildlife if used or disposed of incorrectly — especially if they are poured down storm drains. Safe disposal is easy to do and can make a big impact.

Bring your hazardous waste to Metro’s permanent facilities year-round or to a collection event across the tri-county area from March through November. Call Metro Recycling Information at 503.234.3000 or check out their website for more information.

Paint Disposal

Leftover paint taking up precious garage space? Thanks to a first-in-the-nation paint stewardship law, several locations in Washington County are currently taking paint. Learn more and find a drop-off near you at