Philomath Public Works building
Philomath Public Works (File photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

The annual opportunity in Philomath to clear space in the garage and get rid of broken, unwanted recyclable junk is coming up April 17. Provided in cooperation with Republic Services, Philomath’s spring recycling event will run from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday in the city’s public works yard.

The cleanup event is free for Philomath residents who live inside the city limits. Proof of residency is required.

Industrial dumpsters will be available and Republic Services will assist with unloading vehicles. The entrance will be located on the south end of South 16th Street. City employees will verify Philomath residency and that the items are recyclable.

Organizers said they cannot accept household garbage/trash bags, car batteries, tires, motor oil, propane bottles with propane still present, gas cans and hazardous waste materials such as used paint, insecticides or cleaning agents. Painted or treated wood and wood with laminates, glues or resin (OSB, particle board, plywood) cannot be accepted. Also no dirt, rocks, bricks, concrete, asphalt, ammunition, fireworks, needles and drugs of any kind. 

Among the items accepted will be untreated wood, scrap metal, yard debris, computer/electronic equipment, cardboard, furniture, mattresses/box springs and other materials not listed above as unacceptable. Appliances and items containing Freon — such as refrigerators, freezers and air-conditioners — will be accepted.

More specific information on what is allowed and not allowed can be found on the city’s website by clicking here.

For questions, call public works at 541-929-3579.

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