Just passing the word from Marion County Public Works * Environmental Services:

Saturday, April 21, 2007 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
They will accept PVC/vinyl plastics at the Salem-Keizer Recycling and Transfer Station, the North Marion Recycling and Transfer Station, and at the Brown’s Island Demolition Landfill for free disposal. Earth Day-related and intended to raise awareness about the potential dangers of and alternatives to PVC/vinyl plastics.

April 21st from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Roth’s on Shaff Road, Stayton
April 28th from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Silverton Fire Station, 819 Rail Way NE
They will collect household hazardous waste, free to residents of Marion and Polk Counties. Businesses that generate less than 220 lbs. of hazardous waste per month will be charged $2.50/lb.
What to Bring: Pesticides, herbicides, antifreeze, weed killer, fuels, pool chemicals, solvents, spot remover, turpentine, mercury, paint thinner, oil-based paint, wood preservatives, rust remover, engine cleaners, poisons, acids and caustic cleaners.
What NOT to Bring: Latex paint, motor oil, and batteries (because they can be recycled at the curb or brought to recycling and transfer stations). Material containing asbestos, ammunition, explosives, fireworks, creosote-treated wood, medical waste, and radioactive material also won’t be accepted. [Darn, what am I going to do with all these isotopes?]

Saturday, May 5th, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
In an effort to promote waste reduction by backyard composting, they are sponsoring sale of backyard compost bins below cost. The Earth Machine Composter, normally $80, will be sold for $28.50: at Fred Meyers in East Salem and Roth’s Vista Market in South Salem; Copper Creek Mercantile in Keizer; Coastal Farm Store in Woodburn; and the Wilco Farm Stores in Silverton and Stayton.