It’s Illegal to Throw These 5 Items in the Trash in Oregon
Have Items You Need to Throw Away?
If you let your trash and unused items pile up it can get overwhelming on what and where to discard items you no longer use, especially right after Christmas. With the New Year just days away you may have the resolution to completely declutter but if you live in Oregon, stay away from throwing these five items in the trash, it's illegal.
What is Illegal to Throw Away in the Oregon Trash?
1) Discarded or Abandoned Vehicles
It would be pretty impressive if you were able to fit a vehicle in your trash but just because you can, doesn't mean you should. According to Oregon's Department of Environmental Quality, it is illegal to dispose of discarded or abandoned vehicles at solid waste sights in Oregon.
2) Large Home or Industrial Appliances
Just because you set it out at the curb does not mean the garbage people will pick it up and that goes for items like washers, dryers, refrigerators, and beyond. So what are you supposed to do?
scrap metal dealers, and most landfills and transfer stations, will accept these materials for their scrap value. A fee may be charged for accepting certain appliances since recyclers often need to process the appliances to remove non-recyclable or hazardous parts. Scrap metal recyclers and garbage haulers also often offer pick-up service for scrap metal. They too may charge a fee for this service.
3) Used Oil
If we can all do our part, the world would be a cleaner place. Where can you dispose of used oil? Check for local household hazardous waste collection sites or events, even if it's just a little bit, even if it's a lot. Find out the safe alternative and make a difference today.
Turn them into planters or a backyard swing but don't toss your used tires in the trash bin.
5) Lead-Acid Batteries, Computers, Monitors, and Televisions
It's all fun and games until you break the copy machine and realize you can't just throw it away at the curb. Contact oregonecycles.com or call 1-888-532-9253 to find the nearest spot to donate your items and keep Oregon green.
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