Recycling depot changes: On Jan 1, 2018, China imposed a ban on mixed plastic and unsorted paper recycling. This has disrupted recycling markets worldwide. You may find certain materials are no longer accepted at your local recycling depot or grocery store, however, there are no changes to your curbside recycling service. Please continue to recycle properly at home, work, and school.
Visit Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality’s website to learn how China’s proposed ban is affecting recycling.
We provide education and technical assistance to residents, businesses and workplaces, schools, and events throughout Clackamas County so our community can reduce waste, conserve resources, recycle effectively, and adopt more sustainable practices. We also oversee garbage and recycling services provided by collection companies in unincorporated areas of the county to ensure residents and businesses receive timely service at a reasonable cost.
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About Garbage and Recycling
- Metro’s Find a Recycler and donation site
- Resources for multifamily property managers
- Dispose of bulky waste (furniture, mattresses, etc.)
- Report illegal dumping
- Dispose of hazardous waste, medications, and medical sharps
- Inclement weather policy
- Garbage and recycling enclosure requirements
- Recycle Right Project
- Green Cleaners Workshop
- Household Hazardous Waste Coupon
Printable Recycle Guides
Live in a single family house? Use these:
Live in an apartment, condo or other multifamily unit? Want to recycle at work? Use these: