Clatsop County’s new household hazardous waste facility is hosting its first collection day for businesses on Friday.

The collection center is located off of Williamsport Road next to the Recology Western Oregon waste transfer station in Astoria. It is designed to receive and handle toxic, flammable and otherwise hazardous products that should not be thrown out in the trash or poured down the drain.

The drop off day is for businesses that generate less than 220 pounds of hazardous waste per month, known as conditionally exempt generators. Businesses need an appointment with the Clatsop County Public Health Department prior to visiting the facility. Contact Annette Brodigan at 503-338-3681 for more information.

A public collection event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Visit the county's website for a list of materials the facility will and will not accept.

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