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Hazardous Materials

Many common household products contain potentially dangerous chemicals. If the product label uses adjectives such as "corrosive," "flammable," "toxic" or "combustible," or is described as a poison or pesticide, it is best to limit use or stop using it.

Never pour these products down the drain or put them in the trash. Many common household products contain potentially dangerous chemicals.

Typical hazardous products:

  • Paints, stains, solvents and thinners 
  • Batteries
  • Propane tanks
  • Household cleaners and disinfectants
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Pesticides and poisons
  • Aerosol spray products
  • Mercury-containing products (fluorescent light bulbs and tubes, thermometers, thermostats) 
  • Automotive fluids
  • Pool and spa chemicals
  • Art and hobby chemicals
  • Sharps (medical syringes, lancets, etc.)

To safely dispose of these products, take them to Metro's hazardous waste facilities. $5 fee for disposal of up to 35 gallons of household hazardous waste. 

  • Metro South Transfer Station- 2001 Washington St, Oregon City
  • Metro Central Transfer Station- 6161 NW 61st, Portland

Reduce hazardous products in your home:

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