The Columbia County Transfer Station located at
1601 Railroad Ave
St. Helens OR 97132
Columbia County Transfer Station will hold a free Household Hazardous Waste Event on:
Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 8 am to 5:00pm.
The Transfer Station will accept just about any product with words on the original container like warning, caution, poison, dangerous, corrosive, toxic, flammable, combustible, ignitable and oxidizer. Unfortunately, they cannot take medicines or pharmaceuticals, general garbage, trash, or any item containing asbestos at this event.
Additionally, though medical sharps can be dropped off at the Transfer Station scale house any time during open hours, sharps can only be collected in approved containers, which may be purchased at the scale house, Walmart and most local pharmacies.
Below is a list of items that can be collected:
- automotive products (antifreeze, fluids, gasoline, diesel fuel, oil filters, gasoline, polish and wax)
- batteries (rechargeable and vehicle)
- fluorescent light ballasts and bulbs and compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) – ballasts must be separated from the bulbs
- art and hobby chemicals
- garden chemicals (pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, insecticides)
- household cleaners (ammonia, disinfectants, drain cleaner, rust remover, tile/shower cleaners, etc.)
- home improvement products (spray paint, caulk, wood preservative, thinners, solvents)
- mercury containing items: thermometers, thermostats, compact fluorescent light bulbs
- pool and spa chemicals
- propane tanks
- compressed gas cylinders
- small arms ammunition
- swimming pool chemicals
Bring items in the original container (less than five gallons) and make sure they are secure in your vehicle. The Transfer Station will unload the materials for you and properly dispose of or recycle them.