Household Hazardous Waste

Hazardous Household Waste Events 2023


What is Accepted at Household Hazardous Waste Events?

Any potentially dangerous waste material generated in a household, including:

  • Paints/stains
  • Motor Oil / Car Fluids
  • Cleaners/degreasers
  • Fluorescent tubes/bulbs
  • Batteries
  • Herbicides/insecticides
  • Antifreeze
  • Thinners/solvents
  • Photographic chemicals
  • Fertilizers/pesticides*
  • Oil-filled space heaters
  • Other hazardous products labeled flammable, toxic, poison, danger, warning or caution

The above items are accepted at Republic Service's Household Hazardous Waste Events in Corvallis in quantities of less than 5 pounds (or 5 gallons for liquids). If you have more than these "household" quantities, please see below for scheduling an appointment.


Not Accepted at Household Hazardous Waste Events

  • Business waste (by appointment only, see below)
  • Ammunitions, Explosives, and Fireworks
  • Fluoric acid
  • Rusty ether containers
  • Radioactive materials (including smoke alarms)
  • Biological waste
  • Sharps
  • Radiators

The above items require specific disposal services, and should never be thrown in the trash or brought to a household hazardous waste event. Please contact Benton County at 541-766-6819 with questions about how to properly handle these materials.


Common Hazardous Products

  • Select the link above for a list of Common Hazardous Products and disposal guidance from Oregon Metro.


Businesses or Households with 5+ Pounds of Hazardous Materials

Stericycle provides the services for Household Hazardous Waste events through Republic Services. They will also be onsite to accept hazardous materials from businesses and households with more than five pounds (regular household quantities) the day prior to each household hazardous waste event.

  • Offered by appointment only
  • Appointments need to be made at least one week in advance
  • This is for businesses or households with more than 5 lbs of hazardous materials (or 5 gallons of hazardous liquids).

Contact John Pitman (via phone at 360-772-2838 or email to set up an appointment.

More resources for businesses can be found here: Business Waste Resources


2022 Corvallis Household Hazardous Waste Events

  • Saturday, February 11, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    • Businesses By Appointment Only on Friday, February 10
  • Saturday, May 13, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    • Businesses By Appointment Only on Friday, May 12
  • Saturday, August 12, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    • Businesses By Appointment Only on Friday, August 11
  • Saturday, November 11, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    • Businesses By Appointment Only on Friday, November 10

110 NE Walnut Blvd (enter from Belvue St.)

2023 Republic Services Corvallis Calendar of Events



Paint and Stain Recycling



Drug Take Back Events

Do you have old, unused, unwanted or expired medications? Don’t flush them down the toilet. Dispose of them with no questions asked. The Corvallis Police Department regularly hosts drug take-back events for the community. Please contact the Corvallis Police Department for the dates and details of upcoming events.

  • No needles, sharps, injectables, Epi-pens or intravenous solutions.
  • No medical waste or chemotherapy medications.
  • No illegal drugs like cocaine, methamphetamine, etc.
  • Be sure to mark out your name or any other identifiable information.
  • Individuals only. Businesses are not allowed to participate.

Find a disposal location for unwanted medications near you: Controlled Substance Public Disposal Locations

Albany Police Department (1117 Jackson St., NE) and the Philomath Police Department (1010 Applegate Street) also have medication collection options. Please make sure to call each disposal location to confirm prior to arriving.




All syringes must be disposed of in approved containers. Please contact your local drug store for details or go to Sharps are never allowed in your recycling cart.

Other locations for sharps disposal can be found on SafeNeedleDisposal.Org: 



Reducing Hazardous Waste at Home

  1. Use safer product alternatives, common options listed below
  2. Before purchasing, read product labels and follow instructions
  3. Limit purchasing to only what you need and will use entirely
  4. Give usable and unwanted products to others who will use them
  5. Take unwanted products to a quarterly household hazardous waste event (dates above).
  6. Learn more about household hazardous waste and how to reduce it - DEQ and Metro Hazardless Home Handbook

Source: DEQ Household Hazardous Waste


Safer Alternative

Drain Cleaner Use a plunger or plumber's snake.
Glass Cleaner Mix one tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice in one quart of water.
Spray on and use newspaper to dry.
Furniture Polish Mix one teaspoon of lemon juice in one pint of mineral or vegetable oil
and wipe furniture.
Rug Deodorizer Liberally sprinkle carpets with baking soda. Wait at least 15 minutes
and vacuum. Repeat if necessary.
Silver Polish Boil two to three inches of water in a shallow pan with one teaspoon of salt,
one teaspoon of baking soda and a sheet of aluminum foil. Totally
submerge silver and boil for two to three more minutes. Wipe away
tarnish and repeat if necessary.
Mothballs Use cedar chips, lavender flowers, rosemary, mints or white peppercorns.

Source: EPA Household Hazardous Waste