Operation Clean House — the free, countywide event for Washington County residents to dispose of hazardous household and automotive goods without harming the environment or endangering human health — will be held this year on Earth Day, April 22.
The annual hazardous waste disposal and recycling event has been held locally for more than 30 years. Each year the event enables the safe disposal of over 10,000 pounds of hazardous waste from the community for free. OCH was historically held on Earth Day but was rescheduled or cancelled in recent years due to the pandemic.
The event returns to its Earth Day roots this year, scheduled from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 22 at two locations: the Phillips 66 downtown parking lot and the District 2 Washington County barn in Dewey.
More than a hundred volunteers are needed to help offload and organize the waste that is dropped off, organizers say. Volunteers will receive a free t-shirt and breakfast and/or lunch. To volunteer, contact OCH.BVILLE@gmail.com or follow this link to complete the volunteer registration.
For more information, see 2023 Operation Clean House Poster.