Garbage and Recycling
NEW! The regional Master Recycler course makes it once-a-year visit to Clackamas County this spring. The course provides an in-depth, hands-on opportunity to learn about recycling and thoughtful consumption - and then use that knowledge to make an immediate difference in the community. Registration is open January 9 through March 13 at noon.
NEW! Get Recycling Bags for your multifamily community!
The WE COMPOST program - for Canby, Lake Oswego and West Linn food-related businesses
Trash Talk Spring 2014 - Resources for business and residents. Mailed Feb 2014 as pages 6 and 7 of the Clackamas County Citizen News.
Trash Talk Winter 2014 - Down the River Cleanup, Business Recycling Award Group, Paper reduction tools, Oregon Green Schools, School grants, Recycling Guide, Master Recycler class announcement and how bad weather can impact your garbage service. Mailed as the back pages of Citizen News on Nov. 8, 2013.
See 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 increased in 2012! Get the details from the DEQ 2012 Recycling and Recoverty Rate Report. The 2013 Recycling and Recovery Rate Report will be released in Fall 2014.
Clackamas County Sustainability page
Garbage service - Find out which company provides garbage and recycling collection at your address
What to do with big old stuff - your garbage company can arrange to pick up large items or you can take them yourself to local transfer stations
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
Recycling and Waste Reduction
Say NO to junk mail - resources to help stop the waste of unwanted phone books, catalogs and mail
Saving Little Pieces of Our Earth - video - What happens at a recycling sorting center
Recycle computers, TVs, monitors & laptops for free through the Oregon E-Cycles program. They must be recycled as the Oregon E-Cycles law bans them from being put in the garbage. To find recyclers for other types of electronics, check Find a Recycler
- Recycling Guide (PDF) English Spanish
- Preparing recyclables
- Find a recycling depot
- Waste prevention at home - NEW - Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Canby and in SE Portland at 10445 SE Cherry Blossom Dr. (near Mall 205) Donate and purchase used building materials, furniture and tools.
- Yard debris recycling
- Multifamily communities- Waste prevention and recycling resources for multifamily communities
- Schools- Waste prevention and recycling resources for schools
Clackamas County Office of Sustainability, Development Services Building, 150 Beavercreek Rd, Oregon City, OR 97045, 503-557-6363, email firstname.lastname@example.org