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Garbage and Recycling

Find your garbage company, waste prevention ideas, recycling information for residents, businesses and schools, and links to transfer stations and recycling depots.

NEW! Fluorescent Bulb Facts / Fluorescent Bulb Recycling for Businesses


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

Recycling bags and resources for your multifamily community! March 2014 - Complete the Order Form to get on the waiting list to receive these popular bags and to request other recycling resources.  

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


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



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

Back issues: Going Beyond Green and Trash Talk Summer 2013, Going Beyond Green / Trash Talk Spring 2013

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

recycling links:

  • Business Recycling Awards Group
  • End of School Year Recycling Guide
  • Garbage
  • Garbage and Recycling Transfer Stations
  • Green Schools
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Inclement Weather Policy
  • Links for students and teachers
  • Multifamily Community Recycling
  • Preparing Recyclables
  • Recycling Facts
  • Recycling for Businesses
  • School Programs
  • Technical Assistance for Schools
  • Trash & Recycling Enclosures
  • WE COMPOST Program
  • Waste prevention at home
  • Why recycle?
  • Worm bins in schools
  • Yard Debris recycling