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PAUL LEPINSKI, owner of A&P Recycling in The Dalles, rakes up trash and pieces of cardboard Monday afternoon as he cleans up his recycling area. More recycling is waiting to be shipped then usual due to closure of Interstate 5 last week due to flooding and snow in the Columbia River Gorge.

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PAUL LEPINSKI, owner of A&P Recycling in The Dalles, rakes up trash and pieces of cardboard Monday afternoon as he cleans up his recycling area. More recycling is waiting to be shipped then usual due to closure of Interstate 5 last week due to flooding and snow in the Columbia River Gorge.



Recycling Resources

HAZARDOUS WASTE

Tri-County Hazardous Waste and Recycling Program, 419 E. 7th St., The Dalles. Hazardous waste collection events for 2016: The Dalles, Feb. 20, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Dalles Disposal, 1317 W. First St.; Maupin, April 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the public works department, 390 3rd St. in Maupin; Moro, May 6, Moro road department, 501 Hood St. (Agriculture, household and small business); Dufur, May 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Barlow Ranger Station; The Dalles, May 21, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Dalles Disposal, 1317 W. First St.; The Dalles, Aug. 20, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Dalles Disposal, 1317 W. First St.; Tygh Valley, Sept. 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Mosier, Oct. 1, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; The Dalles, Agricultural producer collection, Nov. 3, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Dalles Disposal, 1317 W. First St. and The Dalles, Nov. 19, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Dalles Disposal, 1317 W. First St.

CURBSIDE RECYCLING

Curbside recycling services are provided throughout The Dalles Disposal service area in Wasco, Sherman and Hood River Counties. Curbside service may vary, depending on whether you are a business or household and where you are located (City, incorporated rural center, un-incorporated area). For more information, call The Dalles Disposal Service: 541-298-1598. Hazardous waste collection site. Yard debris disposal.

COMPUTERS

Students Recycling Used Technology (StRUT) is a not for profit organization that provides technology education, resources, and recycling to schools across Oregon. StRUT’s backbone of operations is collecting used technology equipment to be redeployed for use in schools or responsibly recycled. StRUT in Wasco County is located at the old Petersburg Elementary School, 3855 15 Mile Rd. Call 541-296-2630 for more information.

Cell phones can be recycled at Staples, 60 Mount Hood Street. The Dalles. Information at 541-298-2222.

RECYCLING

Tygh Valley, South County Transfer Station, Mel’s Sanitary Service, Inc., 57590 Yew Drive, Tygh Valley. 541-483-2500. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Separated recyclables accepted free: Cardboard, co-mingled, glass.

A&P Recycling, 280 Weber Street, The Dalles; Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Separated recyclables accepted free.

Dufur Lions City Park Depot, recycling, Saturdays 10 a.m. to noon. Recyclables accepted free of charge if self-hauled.

Home Depot, 3600 W 6th St., The Dalles, recycling. Materials accepted include: non-leaking car and tractor batteries, cell phones, unbroken CFL bulbs (no fluorescent tubes), non-leaking sealed lead-acid batteries and Nickel Metal Hydride, Lithium Ion, Nickel Zinc and Nickel Cadmium batteries. Call 541-296-7006.

Maupin City Park, recycling, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, three categories of recyclables accepted free if self-hauled: co-mingled (including cardboard), colored glass and clear glass.

Nelson’s Tire Factory, 116 W. Second St., The Dalles. Tire disposal for a fee, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Call for prices, 541-298-5121.

Regional Disposal Company, 136 Tidyman Road, Dallesport, Wash. 509-767-4468. Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in winter closed on Mondays. Out-of-county loads with fee, can dispose of 4-5 tires.

A new report from the state Department of Environmental Quality says people in Oregon sent more garbage to landfills and recycled less in 2014...

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