Inclement Weather Policy

Inclement Weather Conditions

Garbage and recycling companies may postpone collections when weather conditions make driving hazardous. In situations where garbage, recycling, and yard debris collections are all postponed to subsequent week(s), garbage and recycling companies will give priority to the collection of garbage. 

Garbage

The garbage and recycling company will pick up postponed collections of garbage as weather and road conditions permit. If collection must be postponed to a subsequent week(s), the cumulative amount of the current subscribed service level will be collected.

Recycling

Collection will be postponed to a subsequent week(s) as weather and road conditions permit. Resumption of recycling collection may be postponed past the following week if there have been several days of inclement weather and the garbage and recycling company is using available staff and trucks to catch up on garbage collections.

Yard Debris

Collection will be postponed to a subsequent week(s) as weather and road conditions permit. Resumption of yard debris collection may be postponed past the following week if there have been several days of inclement weather and the garbage and recycling company is using available staff and trucks to catch up on garbage and recycling collections. When collection resumes the cumulative amount of the current subscribed service level will be collected.

Notification of Postponed Collection

The garbage and recycling company will notify Clackamas County by 10 a.m. by telephone or e-mail on the days that collection will be postponed. The garbage and recycling company will update their voicemail and web site at least daily, notifying customers of postponed collections.

Billing

Postponed collections are not considered missed collections, because the service is rendered in due course. Credits are not available for postponed collections due to inclement weather.

From the Garbage and recycling company General Responsibilities section of the Administrative Regulations for Clackamas County Solid Waste and Recycling Collection Services for Garbage and Recycling Company and Customer.