Wondering what to do with those old paint cans, motor oil and solvents – and how to best dispose of them?
Bring them to Metro!
Bring your unwanted hazardous household products such as pesticides, leftover paint, solvents and automotive fluids to one of Metro's hazardous waste facilities or neighborhood collection events to be recycled or disposed of safely.
There is no charge to bring your toxic trash to Metro’s permanent facilities or community events.
Household hazardous waste is accepted six days a week year round at Metro’s two permanent household hazardous waste facilities.
Metro Hazardous Waste Facilities:
Hours: 9:00AM - 4:00PM, Monday through Saturday
- Metro Central Station
6161 NW 61st Ave., Portland
Directions: From NW St Helens Road (Hwy 30) or Yeon Ave, turn north onto Kittridge and left onto Front. Go one mile to NW 61st and turn left. Facility is on the right.
- Metro South Station
2001 Washington St., Oregon City
Directions: Take I-205 to the Molalla/Oregon City exit (exit 10). At the first traffic light, turn right onto Washington. Facility is on the right.
Local Neighborhood Events:
Free household hazardous waste neighborhood collection events take place from 9AM to 2PM every week (except Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day weekends) between early March and mid-November in many communities across the Portland tri-county area.
These events are designed and are meant to serve residents in the immediate neighborhood area. Please go only to a collection event near you.
Click here for a complete list of Metro neighborhood collection event locations.
Metro Recycling Information
Contact Metro Recycling Information at 503-234-3000 8:30AM - 5:00PM Mon - Sat