Household Hazardous Waste
HHW collections days are the first Wednesday in every month by appointment only at Baker Sanitary Service. Please call our office at 541-523-2626 for more information.
2019 Dates and Times
September 4th 8:00 am-10:00 am
October 2nd 10:00 am-12:00 am
November 6th 10:00 am-12:00 am
December 4th 10:00 am-12:00 am
HHW is free for households only. Businesses must fill out a CEG packet and return it to the office before bringing items to the event to determine charges associated with items. Click here for more information and packet.
Why is household hazardous waste a problem?
Small quantities of hazardous materials are common in the homes of most Oregonians. Examples include pesticides, herbicides, poisons, corrosives, solvents, fuels, motor oil, antifreeze, and mercury and mercury-containing wastes. Risks from household hazardous wastes stem from improper use, handling, storage and disposal. Some of these can be toxic in small quantities and represent significant hazards to human health and the environment.
According to national estimates, each home contains from three to eight gallons of hazardous materials in kitchens, bathrooms, garages, and basements. Throwing them in the garbage can threaten sanitation workers, who can be poisoned or injured by acids, fires, and explosions. The outcome of improper use and handling of household hazardous wastes is the potential contamination of surface water, groundwater, and air resulting in exposure to humans.
Baker Sanitary accepts most hazardous waste items. Paint can be recycled at Thather's Ace Hardware or Miller's Lumber. Batteries, cfl light bulbs, and florescent tubes can be brought to the office anytime. Please call office with any questions.