Pick up frequency: EVERY OTHER WEEK - on the SHADED WEEKS on the Recycling and Yard Debris Service Calendar; same day as garbage collection. Please have your recyclables at the curbside before 6 am the day of service.

MORE RECYCLING THAN CART? If you are having challenges with overflowing recycling on the every two week collection cycle, we will be happy to deliver to you an additional cart at no extra charge. Call 503-648-4219 for information.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE RECYCLING AND YARD DEBRIS CALENDAR

Curbside Placement: Click here for an illustration showing proper placement of your recyclable products.

Roll Cart and Red Bin Recycling

Your help is needed to keep your recycling clean and free of contamination. Contamination occurs when unclean containers or non-recyclable materials are mixed with the recyclable materials. Contaminants can cause entire loads of otherwise clean recyclables to end up as garbage. Keeping your recycling bin clean and free of contamination helps to ensure that your recyclables have the best opportunity to become new products.


Please follow the preparation guidelines to ensure that your recyclables will be collected and that they can be used again. In the event that their is a challenge with your recycling preparation your hauler may leave a Mispreparation Notice as described below.
Mispreparation Notice

On occasion you may find a mispreparation notice from your hauler. This notice means that the hauler needs your assistance to properly recycle your materials. Often you can correct the mispreparation and your hauler will pick the materials on the next recycling day. If you have specific questions regarding the mispreparation notice - contact us at 503.648.4219.


In the ROLL CART: Place all these products, loose, in your recycle roll cart; bag only the scrap paper to keep it from blowing away, then place it into your recycle roll cart.
CLICK ON THE IMAGE BELOW for a detailed
description of acceptable "commingle" products and how
to prepare them.

In the RED BIN and ON THE SIDE:  Glass is to be placed in your red bin and used motor oil is to be placed in a clear, plastic container next to your red bin. Place oil and red bin several feet from all roll carts to avoid breakage or spilling.
CLICK ON THE IMAGE BELOW for a detailed
description of acceptable glass and oil products and how
to prepare them.