From Casey Miller, Lincoln County Public Information Officer
Saturday, August 3rd Lincoln County residents can properly dispose of highly-hazardous household waste for free during this annual event, sponsored by Lincoln County waste haulers and the County Solid Waste District.
At this event the Household hazardous accepted will include:
• Poisons: pesticides, herbicides, fungicides & other poisons
• Heavy Metals: mercury & products containing elemental mercury
• Corrosives: acids, bases, & reactives
Using care when handling hazardous household waste is recommended. The proper preparation and transport of hazardous materials will minimize risks to you, your family, property, and disposal staff from accidental spills or dangerous mixing of materials.
Products should not be mixed together. Dangerous reactions can occur when some materials are mixed. Keeping products in their original containers when possible will help staff dispose of materials safely. Products should also be properly sealed to prevent leaks and spills. If a container is leaking, secure it in a secondary leak-proof container. Pack containers in sturdy boxes in the trunk of your vehicle, away from the driver, passengers and pets.
Businesses and governments that have hazardous waste are asked to schedule an appointment to prior drop off. Fees apply. Please call Mark Saelens, Solid Waste and Sustainability District Manager, 541-272-4803 in advance to schedule an appointment or for additional questions.