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NEWS:

 

Old Wood Stove Turn-in Event

 

Washington County is offering a reward for the turn-in and recycling of old, uncertified wood stoves or wood stoves certified from 1986 to 1992. By recycling your old stove, you will help improve air quality for you and your community. This one-day event and the funds to be distributed are available only to homes in Washington County. Only 40 stoves will be accepted at this event.

 

Event – Saturday May 1, 2021 from 9 am – 3 pm at Far West Recycling

Far West Recycling, 6440 SE Alexander St., Hillsboro

 

In Oregon, it is against the law to sell, offer to sell or give away a new or used uncertified solid fuel burning device.

 

And if you’re buying or selling a home with a wood stove or fireplace insert in Oregon, you must ensure it was certified to meet emissions performance standards at the time of manufacture. If it was not certified, state law requires it to be removed, destroyed and disposed of when a home is sold. 

 

What qualifies for the $250 reward?

  1. Old, uncertified wood stoves or wood stove inserts.
  2. Those wood stoves or wood stove inserts certified by the Oregon DEQ from 1986 to 1988.
  3. Those wood stoves or wood stove inserts certified by the U. S. EPA from 1988 to 1992.
  4. Old, custom-made wood stoves or wood stove inserts.

 

What are the requirements for turn-in?

  1. Participants must register on-line at the link provide here - https://www.washingtoncounty-or.com/jfe/form/SV_5vY4RBJrlJBqnoW
  2. The owner of the home must provide name, address, and proof of address.
  3. Stoves will be accepted only from the owner of the property or from a family member.
  4. Only one stove per address and/or participant
  5. Stoves must be complete, with interior and/or exterior brick or tile removed.
  6. Dismantled stoves/pieces can be dropped off, but will NOT be eligible for the rebate.
     

For more information on certification labels and the wood stove rules from the DEQ,

visit https://www.oregon.gov/deq/Residential/Pages/heatsmart.aspx

 

For information on possibly exchanging an old woodstove, currently in use, with rebates for a new device, visit www.WoodStoveExchange.com or call 503-846-4425.

 


 

Since we launched in August 2016, the change-outs from the Wood Stove Exchange program have resulted in the prevention of 240 TONS of wood smoke particulate matter, harmful gases, volatile organic compounds and hazardous air pollutants!

When you do burn wood, please only use dry, seasoned wood. Keep track of the daily air quality status at www.co.washington.or.us/air.

Tipe for Burning Wood Safely and Efficiently

For a printable flyer with more information, click on the image above.

Upcoming Events and Presentations:

  *If you would like the Wood Stove Exchange to come present at your meeting or event please email: tim_davis@co.washington.or.us

Look for presentations at your CPO meetings or ask for us to present to your CPO.

Watch for posts from the Washington County Wood Stove Exchange program on Facebook.