Company keeps Environmental Center contract

Clean Harbors Environmental Services will continue managing hazardous waste collection at Washington County’s Woodbury collection facility under an $875,000 contract extended Tuesday by the Board of Commissioners.

Clean Harbors was first awarded the county’s hazardous waste services contract in January 2011. The contract is paid with the county’s environmental charge and SCORE grant funds.

Clean Harbors manages the county Environmental Center at 4039 Cottage Grove Drive in Woodbury. Prior to opening the Woodbury facility in 2009, the county collected hazardous household waste at an Oakdale site.

The contract has Clean Harbors receive, package, transport and dispose of collected household hazardous waste; receive and package electronics and recyclables; manage the center site; coordinate with other vendors; support the center’s public lobby and Free Product room; support the “very small quantity generator small business collection program; manage and report data, and maintain regulatory compliance and safety.

County residents with proof of residency can dispose of household hazardous waste, electronics and recyclables year-round at the Environmental Center. The county also holds off-site one-day collection events annually for residents not living near the center.

The center also has a free product room in which previously-owned items inspected and deemed usable such as paint, stain, automotive supplies, household cleaners and other products can be taken by residents.

The Environmental Center is open noon to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays.