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About Vernonia's voice. (Vernonia, OR) 2007-current | View Entire Issue (April 4, 2019)
Free Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event in Vernonia
Toxic items used in the home
can be brought for safe disposal
The vernal equinox has arrived,
and to help residents with their spring
cleaning, Columbia County is hosting
a household hazardous waste event in
Vernonia on Saturday, April 13. A large
variety of toxic and unsafe materials can
be brought to the free event which takes
place from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm at 377
Bridge St. (Spencer Park between State
and Washington Avenues).
Many items used around the
home, including cleaning, gardening,
and automotive products can be harm-
ful to people, fish, and wildlife. Toxins
in these products can present potential
safety and health hazards when poured
down the drain or dumped on the ground.
The event provides residents a safe and
responsible way to discard these and
many other items which are not accepted
with curbside service.
Items must be in containers
of less than five gallons and should be
secured safely during transport. Trained
household hazardous waste technicians
will unload materials from vehicles.
• fireworks and flares
• gas / diesel / fuels
What’s Happening at
the Vernonia Library
Seeing the Forest and the Trees:
Stewarding our Public Forests
Oregon. OPB, 60 min.
Thursday, April 11, 6:30 pm
Mariah Acton will lead this
conversation to explore the
values, identities, and beliefs we
each have about our forests and
what we, as a state, do to steward,
manage, and protect this special
resource. Sponsored by the Friends
of the Vernonia Library, an Oregon
Humanities Conversation Project
Friday, April 19, 6:30 pm
Featuring the movie Night at the
Museum (PG, 1 hr. 48 min.). Free
popcorn and the Library open just for
Columbia County Reads with
Phillip Margolin and Gregory
Friday, April 26, 6 pm
Join New York Times Bestselling author
Phillip Margolin and Oregon author
Gregory Nokes. Event is sponsored
by the Columbia County Cultural
Coalition and the Friends of the
Vernonia Public Library. Multiple
copies of their books are available for
check-out at the Library.
City Wide Clean-Up Event
Saturday April 13, 8 am - Noon
The Library is a clean-up location for
this event. Weeding, spreading bark,
trash pick-up, parking lot clean-up.
If interested in volunteering, please
contact Shannon at the Library.
Movie Night: Local Color
Tuesday, April 16, 6 pm
Featuring a documentary Local Color,
a history of racism and civil rights in
After Hours Family Movie Night
Thursday, April 18, 6 - 7:30 pm
3 rd Thursday of every month. For
writers with all levels of experience.
Book Discussion Group
The Last Monday of every month, 5:30
pm. Discussion book for Monday, April
29: Comet’s Tale by Steven D. Wolf.
Baby and Toddler Time
Mondays, 10:30 - 11:15 am
Songs, rhymes, books, toys, and
bubbles! For ages 0 - 3. Older siblings
Fridays, 10:30 - 11:15 am
Stories, activity, and a craft. Planned
for children up through age 6.
Library Hours & Contact
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10 - 5
Tuesday, Thursday: 1 - 7
Saturday: 10 - 4
Phone: (503) 429-1818
• lawn and garden chemicals
• herbicides and pesticides
• pool and spa chemicals
• light ballasts—please
remove from light fixture
• fluorescent tubes
• art and hobby chemicals
• solvents and thinners
• items containing mercury
• propane cylinders
• compressed gas cylinders
• batteries - car, recharge-
able, button - no alkaline
• cleaners and detergents
• used motor oil and antifreeze
• medical sharps in OSHA-approved,
No garbage, trash, items con-
taining asbestos, or liquids in con-
tainers larger than five gallons will
Residents can bring latex and
acrylic paint, oil-based paint, enamel,
stains, lacquers, shellacs, varnishes
and primers to Vernonia Hardware
and Supply at 1026 Bridge St. or to
the Columbia County Transfer Sta-
tion in St. Helens during their respec-
tive business hours.
Expired, unused or unwanted
prescription drugs can be deposited
in the MedReturn collection box at
Vernonia City Hall’s main lobby
from 8:00 am - 12:30 pm and 1:30 -
5:00 pm weekdays.
Columbia County sponsors free
household hazardous waste events (for
county residents only) in various loca-
tions throughout the area. The next event
takes place June 1 in Rainier.
For more information, email
Kathy Boutin-Pasterz at kathleen.bou-
email@example.com or call
her at (503) 397-7259.
ABOUT COLUMBIA COUNTY’S
SOLID WASTE PROGRAM
Columbia County plans, organizes,
and directs recycling, reuse, waste
reduction and household hazardous
waste management throughout its 657
square-mile area. The County operates
a transfer station in St. Helens and
administers the solid waste collection
franchises within the unincorporated
area of the county.
Film Celebrates Wild
Salmon and Nehalem River
What do coho salmon, beaver
analogs, and state forests have in com-
mon? Join the Wild Salmon Center
(WSC) at the Patagonia store in Portland
for the screening of their new film, Ne-
halem: A Wild Salmon Stronghold, on
April 18, 2019 at 7:00 pm and find out!
The film features Upper Ne-
halem Watershed Council (UNWC)
Executive Director, and Vernonia resi-
dent, Maggie Peyton, as she discusses
habit restoration projects on the Ne-
halem River, including a pilot project
funded by the WSC to install Beaver
Analog Dams on tributaries of the Ne-
Vernonia’s Voice is
published on the 1 st and
3 rd Thursday. Look for our
next issue on April 18.
halem River. You’ll also hear from
the WSC’s Oregon Policy Director on
needed improvements to forestry man-
agement policies in Oregon, next steps
to designate the Nehalem as a State
Scenic Waterway, and listen to Patago-
nia’s own fly fishing Ambassador Kate
Crump share stories about chasing
wild steelhead on the Oregon Coast.
The event will include live
screen printing, so bring your own
item to get printed on and BYO cup!
Complimentary snacks will be pro-
vided, as well as drinks from Brew Dr.
Kombucha, Hopworks Urban Brewery
and Union Wine Company.
Thursday, April 18
7:00 - 9:00 pm
1106 W Burnside St.
Don’t Sell it!
For fast cash!
Fresh Roasted Coffee
espresso • baked goods
Open Every Day at 6:00 am
825 Bridge Street
• Kitchen & Bathroom Remodels • Finish Carpentry
• Ceramic Tile Work • Custom Home Construction
• Additions • Commercial Tenant Improvements
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Ph: (503) 429-0154
Vernonia, OR 97064
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2245 Baseline St., Cornelius
(Across from Fred Meyer)
State Licensed PB-0388
at 10 a.m.