Household Hazardous Mobile Collection Events and Permanent Collection Facility

Household Hazardous Mobile Collection Events and Permanent Collection Facility

On Saturday, June 1, 2019, the next free monthly Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Collection Event will take place in Cathlamet at the PUD parking lot on Division Street behind the Wahkiakum County Courthouse. The collection site will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

If you are unable to attend this event, the Permanent Collection Facility at the Waste Control Transfer Station, 1150 3rd Avenue, Longview, is open every Tuesday and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Remember the Permanent Collection Facility and the Household Hazardous Collection Events are only for the collection of hazardous waste generated at a residence; do not bring any business-generated waste. In addition to business waste, the events and the facility will not accept unlabeled products, leaking containers, containers larger than 5-gallons, explosives, radioactive material or biological and infectious waste. For easier identification, please keep products in their original containers; if a container is damaged, you may wish to place it inside another container to contain any leakage. When transporting the waste, place it in the trunk or rear of your vehicle in a manner which would prevent it from tipping over and spilling.

This collection event is sponsored by Cowlitz County in conjunction with Wahkiakum County and the Washington State Department of Ecology with appreciation to the Wahkiakum County PUD for volunteering the use of the parking lot. Volunteers providing educational information and traffic control are members of WSU Cooperative Extension's Master Composter/Recycler and Master Gardener programs.

For more information about the mobile collection events or the permanent Household Hazardous Waste Facility, contact Waste Control at (360) 425-4302.