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Mislabeled Insecticides in Oregon Could Still Spell Trouble for Bee Populations

In 2013, the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) banned certain bee-killing pesticides, specifically those containing neonicotinoids. Developed about 20 years ago, neonicotinoid pesticides are used to kill aphids, mealybugs, lace bugs, and other pests.  Particularly [...]

Aquatic Squatters Pose Danger to Portland Rivers

When transient boaters abandon their vessels in the Willamette River, they cause pollution and cost the state tens of thousands of dollars. While so-called aquatic squatters are fairly new in the Portland area, they’re a [...]

Eco-Friendly Paint Disposal, From Household to Industrial

It is estimated that 100 million gallons of house paint is sold each year, which means it is likely that there will be a fair amount left over requiring disposal. WasteXpress works with businesses in [...]

How Would the Port of Tacoma Handle an Oil Spill?

Oil is a major product moving in and out of the Port of Tacoma, which is located at the tip of the Puget Sound’s Commencement Bay. In this blog, we explore how Tacoma hazardous waste [...]

Dirt Alert Examining Soil Samples from Asarco Smelter

Oftentimes, the full impact of industrial processes is not appreciated until decades later. That’s certainly the case with the Asarco Copper Smelter in Ruston, Washington. For about 100 years, this plant’s 571-foot smokestack belched heavy [...]

Can Hazardous Waste Disposal Companies Clean Up Seattle’s Marinas?

Seattle’s marinas are in need of environmental cleanup, and Seattle hazardous waste disposal companies, such as WasteXpress, have resources and personnel that are available to assist with cleaning up harbors in the Seattle area. Before [...]

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