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Garbage and Recycling

Resources for home, work and school

Recycling and Waste Reduction

At home and at work:

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

Recycling Guide English Español

Find a Recycler for materials not included in recycling at home or work

Recycle computers, TVs, monitors & laptops for free at Oregon E-Cycles locations. These items are banned by law from being put in the garbage. To find recyclers for other types of electronics, check Find a Recycler

At home:

Use less toxics - safer alternatives: simple steps to a healthy lawn, green cleaners, natural yard and garden

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

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

Waste prevention at home 

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

Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Canby - donate and purchase salvaged and used building materials, furniture and tools. Habitat ReStore in SE Portland

Yard debris 

Recycling at multifamily communities 


BRAG Spotlight:
Sandy Public Library

Featured Business

"Our green team worked with Clackamas County to streamline our recycling program, find ways to recycle materials not accepted in the commercial recycling stream and help educate staff with free resources."

- Chis Wilhelmi
Sandy Public Library

Become a Master Recycler volunteer!

Sustainability pages

At work:

Recycle at Work resources

Business Recycling Awards Group (BRAG)

Business Recycling Requirement

WE COMPOST program for food-related businesses in Canby, Lake Oswego and West Linn

At school:

School Resources for waste reduction and recycling. 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

  • Trash Talk August 2014 - Resources for businesses and residents. Mailed July 2014 as pages 13 - 16 of the Clackamas County Citizen News
  • Trash Talk Summer 2014 - Resources for businesses and residents. Mailed May 2014 as pages 9 - 12 of the Clackamas County Citizen News
  • Trash Talk Spring 2014 - Resources for businesses and residents. Mailed Feb 2014 as pages 6 and 7 of the Clackamas County Citizen News
  • Trash Talk Winter 2014 - Resources for businesses and residents. Mailed as the back pages of Citizen News in Nov 2013

Clackamas County Office of Sustainability, 503-557-6363, email, Development Services Building, 150 Beavercreek Rd, Oregon City, OR 97045


recycling links:

  • Business Recycling
  • Business Recycling Awards Group
  • Business Recycling: WE COMPOST Program
  • Garbage
  • Garbage and Recycling Enclosures
  • Garbage and Recycling Transfer Stations
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Inclement Weather Policy
  • Multifamily Community Recycling
  • School Programs
  • Schools: End of Year Recycling Guide
  • Schools: Links for students and teachers
  • Schools: Oregon Green Schools
  • Schools: Technical Assistance
  • Schools: Worm bins in schools
  • Waste prevention at home
  • Yard Debris