Hazardous Waste Roundup March 8th

Household Hazardous Waste

After years of once-a-year pickups that many of us missed, ORS and San Juan County have finally introduced quarterly collection events managed on-island.

Our second local collection event is Friday March 8th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event is free to all Orcas households (not businesses).

We will NOT be accepting gasoline or latex paint at this event, although latex recycling is always available for a small fee. For more detail on what is and is not acceptable, please visit the Hazardous Waste page

Here is what we collected last time:

  • Aerosols – 528 pounds
  • Pesticides (Liquid) – 1886 pounds
  • Oil-Based Paints – 2993 pounds
  • Flammables & other nasty stuff – 582 pounds

That’s 5,989 pounds or three tons of hazardous material that didn’t endup in the landfill, or the local environment!