Yearly Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Event Is Your Chance to Toss Your Toxins!
Calling all household cleaning supplies, paint removers and garden chemicals! Our yearly Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day is your chance to safely dispose of your household toxins — everything from drain cleaner and weed killer to bleach, household batteries and bug spray.
Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day
Spring of 2023
Rogue Transfer & Recycling in White City
8 am to 4:30 pm
How Much Does It Cost?
No charge this year.
Examples of what to bring
- Cleaning supplies (window cleaner, drain cleaner, bathroom cleaner, anything containing bleach or ammonia)
- Pesticides and insecticides
- Swimming pool chemicals
- Weed killers not currently approved for use
- Paint remover
- Old or toxic wood preservatives
- Light ballasts
- Alkaline and rechargeable batteries
- Thermostats containing mercury
What NOT to bring
- No paint (see paintcare.org for more info)
- No 55-gallon drums
- No fluorescent light tubes (see Transfer Station for more info)
- No medical or biological waste (see Medical Waste for more info)
- No asbestos (see Asbestos for more info)
- No propane tanks (see Transfer Station for more info)
- No antifreeze (see Transfer Station for more info)
- No explosives
- No radioactive materials
- No ammunition
- No commercial or industrial waste
- No waste in containers larger than 5 gallons
While these materials are not accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste Event, many of them can be recycled for a fee at the Transfer Station. Learn more.
What about paint?
We do not accept paint at this event. Thanks to an Oregon law enacted in 2010, there are now local paint stores that will accept your latex and oil-based paints year-round. Go to paintcare.org and enter your zip code to find participating stores in your area. We recommend calling the store to make sure they have room to accept your paint before you visit.
Following safety protocol
All participants will remain in their cars once on site. Trained hazardous waste personnel will come to you and remove the items from your vehicle. Wherever possible, please put your items to be disposed of in your trunk or rear section of your car. Once in the unloading area, please turn off your vehicle and open the trunk or pop the hatch and we'll take care of the rest.
The re-use table puts household hazardous waste to good use
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 see what's available!
Does your business have hazardous waste?
Businesses in Jackson and Josephine counties can take advantage of our special Conditionally Exempt Generator Day, held each year as part of our Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off event. This service is by application only and appointments are made in advance. Fees are charged according to the type and volume of waste being disposed.
Download the Conditionally Exempt Generator information packet — including application form and inventory of waste to be disposed of at the event. For more information, please give us a call at 541.779.4161.
Additional fall event for pesticide users
For forest and agricultural landowners, farmers and other commercial pesticide users: The Oregon Department of Agriculture is hosting a free waste pesticide collection event at the Transfer Station in White City on Saturday, October 1, 2022. This is your chance to turn in legacy pesticides, soon-to-be prohibited pesticides, pesticides in damaged containers, or any pesticides you no longer need or plan to use. For more information click here.
Please note: This event is being jointly run by the Oregon Department of Agriculture, Oregon DEQ, and Clean Harbors Environmental Services, and is not affiliated with Rogue Disposal & Recycling