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Garage Clean Up Tips To Staying Healthy
Having a clean and functional garage can save you time and aggravation when you are looking for your things. One of the most difficult parts of a garage clean up is knowing what to do with it all! Most of the items in your garage will probably fit in one of these three categories.
Clothing, household goods, toys, furniture, lamps, home decor, and sporting equipment are all welcome donations.
These items can be recycled at a specialized facility but not put in your home recycling bin. To find a location near you, use the following links :
Child car seats
Black Plant Pots
Empty aerosol cans
Large blocks of white foam
Deliver to a Hazardous Waste Facility:
These items can be flammable and / or toxic. Do not throw them out. They can harm soil and water supplies. Fumes may be dangerous.
There are two metro locations to handle these items. There may be fees for some items. The website explains how to get the lowest fees possible.
Neighborhood Collection Events : These free events are scheduled at different locations around Metro Portland during the summer months. Go here for more information:
Safety Tip : Wear eye protection, gloves and a ventilation mask. Make sure all products are labeled and tightly secured. Pack in a leak proof box.
Paint and Wood
Oil based paint
Clear Wood Finish
Batteries : auto and home
Motor oil and filters
Automotive cleaners and waxes
Windshield Wiper Solution
Pool and Spa chemicals
Pesticides and poisons
Note: This list is for items commonly found in a garage. If you find something in your garage that is not on this list, contact metro.
Tip: Latex paint can be recycled. “ Metro Paint” accepts donated paints and remixes them for later use. The prices are great. If you are going to be starting a painting project this summer, take a look! http://www.oregonmetro.gov/tools-living/healthy-home/metropaint
Properly ridding your garage of odds and ends that may contain dangerous chemicals is a great way to celebrate summer! Oregon is beautiful. Keep in that way!
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