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Vernonia Transfer Station

701 California Ave
Vernonia, OR 97064

WM's transfer stations are not accepting wildfire debris.

Click here to learn more about proper disposal.

The Vernonia Transfer Station is only open to the public twice per month on designated Saturdays
from 8 am to 2 pm.

From January through October the transfer station will be open to the public on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. From November through December the transfer station will be open to the public on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month.

Summary - Open to the public 8 am - 2 pm

January - October: 2nd & 4th Saturday
November - December: 1st & 3rd Saturday

Some materials are accepted for free at this facility; other materials are accepted for a fee.

All loads must be secured and tarped to prevent accidental litter and highway hazards.

  • Use a tarp that will completely cover your trailer or truck bed. At least four inches should overlap the sides.

  • Tightly secure the tarp with ropes, bungee cords, netting or straps.

  • Put lighter items at the bottom of load.

  • When transporting large items, make sure they are tied down and secured to the truck or trailer so they don't move.

  • Don't overload, keep material level with the truck bed or trailer.

  • Before leaving the transfer station, remove any loose material that may remain in the trailer or truck bed.

Rates and Information

All transactions are cash or local check only. Check are only accepted with picture ID

Passenger Vehicle Tires
$6.00 Off rim
$12.00 On rim
Semi-Truck or Oversized Tires
$13.00 Off rim
$26.00 On rim
Automotive Batteries
Any size - $4.00

Household Waste Rates
Effective July 1, 2017
All loads will be measured and charged by the CUBIC YARD (CY)

A cubic yard is calculated by measuring the load in feet and multiplying the length X width X height
then dividing by 27 (cubic feet in a cubic yard)
Minimum Charge (1st CY)
1.5 cubic yards
2 cubic yards
2.5 cubic yards
3 cubic yards
3.5 cubic yards
4 cubic yards
4.5 cubic yards
5 cubic yards
5.5 cubic yards
6 cubic yards
6.5 cubic yards
7 cubic yards
7.5 cubic yards
8 cubic yards
8.5 cubic yards
9 cubic yards
9.5 cubic yards
10 cubic yards
Additional CY each

Clean Recyclables
All recycling is accepted at no charge
Glass Bottles Only (No dishes or window glass)
Scrap Metal
Motor Oil (limited to 5 gallons per person; in 1 gallon containers with screw top)
Commingle Recycling:

Scrap Paper
Plastic containers (screw top only)
Aluminum and Tin cans

The Following Materials Are Not Accepted
Hazardous Waste
Sewage or Sludge
Dead Animals
Fluorescent Light Bulbs (compact or tube)
White Goods
Medical Waste
Liquids / Paint
Large / Bulky Items

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Paint Recycling

Paint is not accepted at the Vernonia Transfer Station. For recycling locations and additional information, visit www.paintcare.org

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Other Recyclables

For recycling options for materials not accepted at the transfer station, visit www.oregonmetro.gov/findarecycler.

WM Northwest Hazardous Waste

Columbia County Solid Waste sponsors Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events each year.

For more information on household hazardous waste and these events, please visit the Columbia County Solid Waste and Recycling webpage at www.co.columbia.or.us. Click the link for Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events.

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