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Free agricultural and pesticide waste collection


A free collection event  for agricultural and commercial pesticides and empty containers is being hosted by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Oregon Department of Agriculture, Oregon Department of Forestry  and OSU Extension on Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Tillamook Transfer Station Hazardous Waste Facility, 1315 Ekloff Rd., Tillamook.

public-works-logoThis collection is for agriculture, forestry and other commercial waste pesticides in the Northwest region. Businesses and agencies from Tillamook, Lincoln, Columbia and Clatsop counties are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity.

Registration is required. Registration forms can be obtained from OSU Extension at extension.oregonstate.edu/Tillamook or from Tillamook County Solid Waste at www.co.tillamook.or.us/gov/SolidWaste. The registration deadline is October 17th.

For more information about the event or recycling in general, contact the Tillamook County Solid Waste Department at www.co.tillamook.or.us/gov/SolidWaste or call 503-815-3975.

In accordance with Tillamook County Solid Waste Ordinance No. 4, Tillamook County regulates solid waste management, providing a coordinated solid waste management program “to protect the health, safety and welfare of the people, and the natural and scenic resources of Tillamook County.” The Tillamook County Solid Waste Department operates as a function of Public Works. Visit www.co.tillamook.or.us/gov/solidwaste for more information on waste prevention and recycling.