Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Second Friday & Saturday: April 8th & 9th

Fourth Friday & Saturday: April 22nd & 23rd

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) is accepted free of charge from residential users at the Knott Landfill Hazardous Waste Facility. The HHW Facility is open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the second (2nd) and fourth (4th) Friday and Saturday of each month.

The Hazardous Waste Facility at Knott Landfill accepts a wide variety of hazardous waste, including paints & stains, solvents, fuels, antifreeze, aerosols, cleaners, poisons, pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, oil filters, rechargeable batteries, fluorescent tubes and bulbs, propane tanks, pool & spa chemicals, thermometers, mercury thermostats & switches, etc.
Business Hazardous Waste is also accepted at the Hazardous Waste Facility.  Businesses must pre-register.  Fees are charged based on the type and amount of waste accepted.

 

Furniture Flip Design Challenge

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 7-9 pm
Bend ReStore
224 NE Thurston, Bend

Think HGTV’s Flea Market Flip! The chosen individuals and teams will have one month to shop, design, and upcycle the items they choose to go along with 3 design themes. Each design team will receive ReStore Dollars for their project, and are encouraged to shop at other resale centers in Bend. All items will be for sale to benefit Bend Area Habitat for Humanity by silent auction at the Furniture Flip Design Showcase on April 23rd at Bend Restore.

 

Spring Repair Cafe at The Gear Fix

Tuesday April 26, 5:30 – 7:30
The Gear Fix

550 SW Industrial Way, Bend

We’re returning to The Gear Fix for our Spring Repair Cafe, and we’re excited to hold it in their new location! We’ll have volunteer fixers on hand to repair your broken items, for free! A Repair Cafe connects people with broken stuff, with people that like to fix stuff. Repairing instead of replacing prevents waste and saves resources. Doing it with other people makes it fun and cultivates community!  Items to bring include:

  • Small appliances
  • Clothing (just repairs, no alterations please)
  • Outdoor Gear
  • Small furniture
  • Jewelry
  • Electronics
  • Boots and shoes
  • Bikes
  • If you’re not sure, bring it!

If you have questions about this event, or are interested in becoming a volunteer fixer, please contact denise by email or phone, (541)385-6908 x14

Read up about our Repair Cafes.

 

Free Rethink Waste Community Presentation

We offer free community presentations to get the latest info on what you can recycle locally and what you can’t (and why), as well as composting options, ideas for reuse, and ways to think about how to live a fuller life with less stuff.

The Rethink Waste Project is available to present to your organization, business, club or neighborhood group. Contact denise to schedule your free, 30 – 60 minute presentation today!

 

Art of Recycling, Rethink Waste Community Youth Art Project

See the culmination of different youth groups and classrooms’ work as they repurposed discarded, leftover and trash items into a community reclaimed art project to encourage people to Rethink Waste. The Art of Recycling has been on display throughout Central Oregon and is now available for schools, businesses and organizations to set up temporarily to highlight their waste reduction efforts. Contact us to borrow this display!

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