Hazardous waste disposal

Information and resources on disposing of household and business hazardous waste.

Household Hazardous Waste is accepted free of charge at the Hazardous Waste Collection Center at the Glenwood Transfer Station. Call 541-682-4120 to make an appointment. Collections are scheduled every Thursday and every Saturday.

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Hazardous Waste Disposal

Three Easy Steps to Dispose of Household Hazardous Waste:

1. Call (541) 682-4120 to make an appointment;

2. Keep products in original labeled containers if possible or label known items. Secure containers in a box to keep them from tipping over in transit (35 gallon maximum, no business waste, no empty containers);

3. Enter the Glenwood transfer station through the center lane and follow signs to the Hazardous Waste Collection Center. Please stay inside your vehicle, our staff will unload the waste for you.

Many common household products contain hazardous ingredients. From paints to bathroom cleaners, pool and lawn care products - anything with a caution label that reads DangerWarning, Flammable or Caustic can become a dangerous pollutant to groundwater and streams when not handled properly. Avoid these products to save money and protect children and pets from exposure. When household hazardous waste is leftover or unwanted, contact Lane County's Hazardous Waste Collection Center for safe disposal. 

Household cleaners and products are accepted through our Hazardous Waste Collection Center. Call 541-682-4120 to make an appointment. Collections are scheduled most Thursdays and Saturdays.*Disposal is free for households and minimal fees apply to businesses. 

For information about upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Roundups, click here.

Easy Steps to Dispose of Business Waste:
1. Call (541) 682-4120 to determine whether your business needs to fill out a CEG application or a Special Waste Disposal application. 

Fluorescent Bulb & Lamp Disposal

All fluorescent lamps contain mercury - a toxic environmental pollutant. The good news is - they are recyclable! Lane County has arranged convenient drop-off locations for compact fluorescent bulbs and "lamps" (4ft. or less) at lighting and hardware stores in the Eugene/Springfield area. For a complete list, click here.

Lane County's Glenwood transfer station recycling area accepts a maximum of 10 bulbs or lamps (up to 8 ft). 

Lamps are accepted through our Hazardous Waste Collection Center. Call 541-682-4120 to make an appointment. Collections are scheduled most Thursdays and Saturdays. *Disposal is free for households and minimal fees apply to businesses(*Businesses are required to complete a CEG application).

Household Batteries

Alkaline batteries manufactured after 1996 are free of mercury and can go into the garbage. All other batteries - button, rechargeable alkaline, ni-Cad, lithium, silver oxide can be recycled at Lane County transfer stations and most battery and electronic stores

Visit call2recycle.org to find the nearest location. Call2recycle.org also offers free mail-in service for rechargeable batteries - a good resource for schools and businesses.

Lithium Batteries Create Hazards

Lithium batteries (aka LiPo, LIP, Li poly and other names) are readily being used in electronic equipment - mainly in remote control toys and devices, tablets, laptops, cell phones and other small gadgets. 

Lithium batteries are dangerous and do not go into the garbage! When the outside casing of lithium batteries are exposed to air and moisture, they can ignite and create fires. 

Batteries are accepted through our Hazardous Waste Collection Center. Call 541-682-4120 to make an appointment. Collections are scheduled most Thursdays and Saturdays. Disposal is free for households and minimal fees apply to businesses. 

Paint Disposal & Recycling

Oregon was the first state in the nation to enact a law requiring paint manufacturers to safely manage leftover household pain for consumers.


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Local paint stores participate in PaintCare to provide convenient drop-off locations for unused house paint. Visit, PaintCare.org for the nearest location. 

Lane County's Glenwood transfer station's recycling area is a Paint Care collector:

*The Glenwood transfer station accepts up to 20 gallons of paint (measured in can size, not contents);

*Labels must be intact and readable;

*No rusty cans, holes or leaks;

*Only architectural paint and stain - no industrial paints or coatings;

*No empty cans or dried paint.

Paint that is not accepted through the PaintCare Program is still accepted through the Hazardous Waste Collection Center. Call 541-682-4120 to make an appointment. Collections are scheduled most Thursdays and Saturdays. Disposal is free for households and minimal fees apply to businesses. 

Prescription Medicine Disposal

Leftover and outdated pharmaceuticals cause problems in our community. Please do not flush medication down the toilet, sink or throw in the garbage! Wastewater treatment systems are unable to remove pharmaceuticals from the waterways.

Easy-to-use drop box locations are available throughout Lane County. For the nearest location, click here. 

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Electronic Waste (E-Waste) Disposal

Electronics not only contain hazardous substances that can pose dangers if disposed, they contain a host of substances which are rare and highly polluting to manufacture. Consider donating repairable and reusable electronics to Next Step RecyclingGoodwill Industries or St. Vincent de Paul

It is illegal to dispose of televisions, computer monitors, CPUs and laptops in the garbage.

Lane County is an Oregon E-cycles collector at 9 of the 15 transfer stations. A maximum of seven items per visit are accepted. Floor standing copies, larger quantities and items that have been dismantled are not accepted.

Green Cleaning Resources

Try these alternatives to save money and reduce potential hazards that chemicals create: 

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