The Deschutes County Solid Waste Department is holding special one-day collection events in Redmond, La Pine and Sisters. Residents can drop off household hazardous waste for free. Things like pool and spa chemicals, paint, cleaning solutions, motor oil, batteries, and fluorescent bulbs. Chad Centola at County Solid Waste urges everyone to wear a mask at the collection events. He says don’t bring medical waste, explosives, fireworks, compressed gas cylinders or business-generated hazardous waste. The free hazardous waste disposal event begins this Saturday, July 11th at the Deschutes County Fair and Expo in Redmond from 9am to 1pm. Next up will be La Pine on July 18th and Sisters on the first of August.