[Third and final in the Land Use & Livability series – here’s an announcement from the Environmental-Green Team, a subgroup of the committee.]
Once you’ve done your annual yard sale, sent your good leftovers on to ARC or Goodwill, and you’ve dumped the back yard debris in the dumpsters at the yearly neighborhood clean-up, there’s often hard to get rid of items left behind.
September 21, and 22 (Friday and Saturday) you will have your chance at Metro’s Hazardous Waste Clean-up from 9am to 3pm at the Parkrose K Mart parking lot, 12350 NE Sandy Blvd.
Hazardous is the key word, so what will they take?
Fire extinguishers, propane tanks, paint, and empty paint cans; all kinds of batteries. fertilizers and pesticides, especially those that have aged beyond usefulness; medical waste in approved containers; aerosol cans of all types; household cleaners and disinfectants.
Old anti-freeze, motor oil, oil filters, Solvents, new compact fluorescent bulbs, fluorescent, mercury tubes, and light fixtures.
Basically, they’ll take all of those items that you were hesitant about throwing out in your weekly garbage because you had concerns about their possible long-term effects in a land fill. Now you can discard them with a clear conscience. And, best of all, it’s free. So finish your cleaning up for this year.