The 2016 Jackson County event was a great success! Missed it? You can attend the Josephine County event in the fall. It will be held on Saturday, September 17th. Contact Southern Oregon Sanitation for all the details! www.sosanitation.com
Jackson County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days
SATURDAY ONLY – MAY 7, 2016
When: May 7, 2016 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Cost: still $5.00
Rogue Transfer & Recycling
8001 Table Rock Road
Medford, OR 97501
Phone: (541) 779-4161
What to bring:
(like window cleaners, drain cleaners, bathroom cleaners, and any products containing bleach or ammonia)
Old pesticides and insecticides
Swimming pool chemicals
Weed killers not currently approved for use
Old or toxic wood preservatives
Fluorescent light ballasts
Batteries (alkaline, nickel hyd, nickel cad, lithium hyd, or lead acid)
Thermostats containing mercury
Trade in your mercury thermometer for a digital one at no charge. If you’ve got an old mercury thermometer in your medicine cabinet, bring it to the event and we will exchange it for a new, safer digital thermometer—at no charge. One per customer while supplies last.
What NOT to bring:
Latex or Oil-based paints (Check out www.paintcare.org to find local retailers that accept latex & oil-based paint everyday for recycling at no charge!)
Fluorescent light tubes (local recycling options)
Medical or biological waste
Commercial or industrial waste
No waste in containers larger than 5 gallons
No 55-gallon drums
The “re-use table” puts household hazardous waste to good use. Need some chlorine for the pool? Short on lawn chemicals? Looking for half-a-can of rust remover? Experienced site chemists will be on hand all day to sort through everything that comes in—setting the “still usable” items on a special table. These carefully chosen, safely packaged items are yours to take—free! Stop by and pick-up what you need.
What does it cost?
The minimum $5 charge includes the first cubic yard of hazardous waste – a volume equal to six 32-gallon trash cans filled level. If you have more than one cubic yard of hazardous waste, your charge will increase accordingly. Businesses by application and appointment only and they are charged by item and volume. We will still be offering our reuse table—free of charge.
Does your business have hazardous waste?
Businesses in Jackson and Josephine counties can take advantage of our special Conditionally Exempt Generator Day on Friday, May 6th. This service is by application only and appointments are made in advance. Fees are charged according to the type and volume of the waste being disposed. If you are interested, click here for the application form.
Waste Prevention tips
Buy only what you need then use it up.
If you end up with products left over, share them with family, friends and neighbors.
Read the labels before you buy. Watch for words like “danger,” “warning,” and “caution.” Follow the directions carefully. Whenever possible, consider using a safer alternative.
Dispose of these items safely—at our Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Event!