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Garbage and Recycling

What to do with garbage. Waste reduction and recycling resources for home, work and school.



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

Recycling and Waste Reduction

At home and at work:

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 Guide English Español

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

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

At home:

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

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

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

Waste prevention at home 

NEW - 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 

Recycling at multifamily communities 

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 - Find out which company provides garbage and recycling collection at your address

What to do with large items that won'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 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 Sustainability pages

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 for Businesses
  • School Programs
  • Technical Assistance for Schools
  • Trash & Recycling Enclosures
  • WE COMPOST Program
  • Waste prevention at home
  • Worm bins in schools
  • Yard Debris recycling