Columbia County Transfer Station

Columbia County Transfer Station
& Recycling Center

If you don't need a roll-off container but still have a need for extra garbage and recycling disposal, we invite you to drop your additional waste at the Columbia County Transfer Station and Recycling Center for a small fee.

The Columbia County Transfer Station & Recycling Center accepts all asbestos free construction debris, scrap metal, heavy corrugated cardboard, household waste, appliances, and yard waste.

Also watch watch for Special Household Hazardous Events to get safely dispose of these items.

Transfer Station Recycling Program
Acceptable Items Monday-Saturday

  • Appliances
    • Air Conditioners (fee)
    • Freezers (fee)
    • Heat pumps
    • Refrigerators (fee)
  • Automotive batteries (fee)
  • Automotive anti-freeze (fee)
  • Automotive oil filters
  • Commingled recyclables
  • Cooking oil
  • Construction debris
  • Electronics
    • Computers
    • Microwaves
    • Monitors
    • TVs
    • Misc electronics
  • Fluorescent bulbs/tubes (fee)
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Heavy corrugated cardboard
  • Household waste
  • Scrap metal
  • Tires (fee)
  • Wood /yard debris (no dirt or rock) (fee)


Columbia County Recycling


Columbia County

1601 Railroad Avenue
St Helens, OR 97051

Phone: 503-366-2613

Hours: Monday-Saturday
8:00am to 5:00pm


Closed on these Holidays:

New Year's Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day


Early Closures on these Holidays:
8:00am to 1:00pm

  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Christmas Eve
  • New Year's Eve


Payments accepted:

COD, Cash, Check, American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Events for Hazarous Waste Collection

Click here for the 2018 HHW Schedule

Acceptable Items

  • Aerosol paints
  • Aerosol products
  • Art and hobby chemicals
  • Automotive paints
  • Batteries, Rechargable
  • Caulking compounds, epoxies, glues or
  •    adhesives
  • Colorants and tints
  • Craft paints
  • Deck cleaners
  • Explosives
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fireworks
  • Fluorescent ballasts & lamps
  • Household cleaners & disinfectants
  • Industrial maintenance coatings
  • Leaking cans
  • Marine paints
  • Mercury or anything containing mercury
  • Motor oil, antifreeze and auto liquids
  • OEM and industrial surface coatings, paints & finishes
  • Paint additives
  • Paint spray cans, auto & marine paint, tar
  • Paint thinners, mineral spirits or solvents
  • Pesticide products
  • Pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, poisons
  • Propane tanks or bottles
  • Resins
  • Roof patch or repair
  • Small arms ammunition
  • Tar or bitumen-basen products
  • Thinners and solvents
  • Two-component coatings

Non-Acceptable Items

  • Any material containing asbestos
  • Bio-Medical waste
  • Dead animals
  • Radioactive Materials

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Disposal

Items such as household hazardous liquids may be taken to the Columbia County Transfer Station during the HHW collection events. Please visit this link to schedule your drop off accordingly.


Sharps (also known as hypodermic needles) must be put in a state certified red “bio hazard” container. (NOTE:   NO OTHER CONTAINER WILL BE ACCEPTED). Sharps drop off is free at the scale house Monday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Columbia County Transfer Station.