Mar 19,2007 00:00
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has awarded a $15,000 household hazardous waste grant to Crook County to develop a comprehensive, countywide plan which will determine how to best deal with household hazardous waste and other related hazardous waste collection, storage, recycling and disposal needs.
Household hazardous waste includes a wide variety of items ranging from paints, pesticides and solvents to fluorescent tubes, batteries and motor oil.
Crook County will contract with a solid waste consultant to develop the plan, working in partnership with a countywide solid waste advisory committee, Crook County’s solid waste staff (led by Crook County Landfill Manager Alan Keller), other community partners and solid waste service providers in nearby Jefferson and Deschutes counties. The committee will meet several times to review progress on the draft plan, which will be submitted to the Crook County Commission. The commission will approve a final plan and decide how and when the plan will be implemented. A final plan is expected to be completed by the end of the year.