Embedding sustainability into daily life in Central Oregon


Many common work place products, from cleaning solutions to lawn care products, contain chemicals that can be harmful to humans, pets and the environment.  And the leftovers contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable, or reactive ingredients that are considered “household hazardous waste” (or “HHW“).

Rethink Waste Project

This site is Deschutes County’s comprehensive resource about all things related to waste, recycling and composting.  Visit the web site to learn about the dangers of hazardous waste, the what and where of proper disposal of hazardous waste, and alternatives to hazardous products to help you reduce your exposure to everyday chemicals.

Knott Landfill Hazardous Waste Facility

Business Hazardous Waste is accepted at the Knott Landfill Hazardous Waste Facility.  Businesses must complete the Waste Collection Event Application to participate. Fees are charged based on the type and amount of waste accepted. Contact the Hazardous Waste Facility to make an appointment.


The Hazardous Waste Facility will accept over 10 gallons of paints and stains from businesses.  No application is needed, and most latex and oil based paints and stains are accepted free of charge from businesses. Check out Rethink Waste Project for other paint recycling drop off locations.


Business electronic waste mandated to be recycled, depending on what it is, the quantity, and size of your business.  Get E-Waste details at the Deschutes County electronic waste recycling page.


Email Denise Rowcroft or call 541.385.6908 x14.