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Garbage and Recycling

Recycling and Waste Reduction

At home and at work:

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 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. Beginning in January 2015, printers, keyboards and mice can now be recycled at Oregon E-Cycles locations. To find recyclers for other types of electronics, check Find a Recycler

At home:

The Spring Master Recycler Course is Open: Become a Master Recycler volunteer! Register now for the Spring 2015 Master Recycler course in Oregon City. Don’t delay, registration closes March 19 at noon.

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

Find a Recycler for fluorescent bulbs and tubes

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

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

Yard debris - what it is and where to recycle it

Recycling at multifamily communities

Sustainability pages


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

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

Recycle at Work: 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.

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

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Sustainable Clackamas County
150 Beavercreek Rd.
Oregon City, OR 97045

(503) 557-6363

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