Household waste: Cascade Locks sets collection record

Cascade Locks turned in a big collection of hazardous waste from households and businesses last month.

A total of 29 households and businesses brought various chemicals and materials, ranging from paint to batteries to fertilizer to flourescent tubes to the event, which was held at the Waste Water Treatment Plant in Cascade Locks. This was record-breaking participation for Cascade Locks.

More than 3,400 pounds of materials were collected and hauled away for disposal and recycling by PSC Environmental Services.

Tri-County Hazardous Waste & Recycling hosts hazardous hwaste annual collections in nine communities in Hood River, Sherman and Wasco counties in addition to their quarterly collections in Hood River.

“It is always so gratifying to do these events,” said Heather Alexander, solid waste specialist for Tri-County.

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