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Garbage and Recycling

Recycling depot changes: China announced a ban on mixed plastic and unsorted paper recycling proposed to take effect this Jan. 1, 2018. This has disrupted recycling markets worldwide. You may find certain materials are no longer accepted at your local recycling depot or grocery store, however, there are no changes to your curbside recycling service. Please continue to recycle properly at home, work, and school.

Visit Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality’s website to learn how China’s proposed ban is affecting recycling.

Recycling and Waste Reduction

At home and at work

The Recycle Right Project – Through June 2018, we’ll be in a number of neighborhoods to provide individualized feedback on how residents are recycling.

Green Cleaners Workshops - We offer a Green Cleaners Workshop for groups within Clackamas County interested in how to make their own, less toxic, more economical, cleaning products for their home.

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Coupon - Receive a coupon to save on properly disposing hazardous waste.

Materials Management in Oregon: 2050 Vision and Framework for Action – This plan will help guide the state’s management of materials and waste and updates Oregon’s solid waste management plan.

Recycling Guide - Learn what is included in the curbside recycling program. English | Español (Spanish) | Русский (Russian) | tiếng Việt (Vietnamese) | 中文 (Simple Chinese)

Metro Find-a-Recycler – A searchable database for materials not included in recycling at home or work.

Oregon E-Cycles – Recycle computers, TVs, monitors, laptops, printers, keyboard and mice for free through Oregon E-Cycles. Beginning in 2008 these items have been banned by law from being put in the garbage. To find recycling or reuse options for other types of electronics visit Find a Recycler.

Become a Master Recycler – Join over 1,500 others in helping your community reduce waste, conserve resources, reuse goods, and recycle what cannot be salvaged. Master Recyclers staff information booths at community events, give presentations, and work on special projects in their neighborhoods, schools, and workplaces.

Repair before replace – Repair Fairs are events where volunteers help fix your broken items for free.

Recycle at events – We offer free recycling containers to collect bottles and cans at events in the county.

Reduce holiday waste – The holidays come with extra materials to discard from decorations, gift-giving and parties. Learn what can be reused or recycled, and what needs to be thrown away.

Sustainability pages

At home

Use less toxics - safer alternatives: green cleaners, for your lawn, yard and garden

Backyard composting, build a compost bin out of wood or a worm bin out of a plastic storage box

Yard debris - what it is and where to recycle it

Say NO to junk mail - help stop the waste of unwanted phone books, catalogs and mail

Reduce wasted food - OSU Extension food preservation and food storage resources

Learn tools to waste less food and save money through the Eat Smart, Waste Less Challenge.

Reuse - donate and purchase salvaged building materials, furniture and tools at the Habitat for Humanity ReStores in Canby and SE Portland or The Rebuilding Center

Recycling at multifamily communities

At work

Business recycling

Meet basic recycling requirements

Request a consultation

Green my business

Food waste diversion

Fluorescent Lamp Recyclers

At school

School Waste Reduction Grant Application

Waste reduction and recycling Resources for schools

Certified Oregon Green Schools in Clackamas County


Garbage service - which company provides garbage and recycling collection at your address

Bulky waste - what to do with large items that don't fit in your garbage container

Hazardous waste - what is hazardous and how to safely dispose of it

Inclement weather - what to do with garbage and recycling when weather conditions cause collection delays

Trash Talk newsletters

Resources for businesses and residents. Mailed as part of Clackamas County Citizen News.

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Development Services Building

Resource Conservation and Solid Waste
(Administrative Office)

Phone number 503-557-6363
Address 150 Beavercreek Road
Oregon City, OR 97045
Hours Monday to Thursday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Language Se habla español