About Tri-County Household Hazardous Waste and Recycling Program
Tri-County Household Hazardous Waste and Recycling Program
The Tri-County Hazardous Waste & Recycling Program provides hazardous waste disposal and recycling education & outreach to residents of Wasco, Sherman, and Hood River counties.
The Tri-County Program is a partnership between Wasco, Sherman, and Hood River counties and the local governments of The Dalles, Hood River, Dufur, Maupin, Mosier, and Cascade Locks. The program is housed under the Wasco County’s Planning Department in The Dalles, Oregon.
Efforts to organize the program began in 1999, spearheaded by Glenn Pierce (Environmental Health for North Central Public Health District) and Art Braun (former owner of The Dalles Disposal). Hazardous Waste is an issue that is hard to address in individual communities, particularly in rural areas. By working together, these community partners were able to pool resources and expertise to provide services to all our citizens in a cost-effective way.