Mixed Recycling

Depending on where you live and work, you may put recycling in a cart or container. Contact your garbage and recycling company for how best to prepare materials for collection. Learn what material is accepted in our regional recycling program below.

Yes! Mix these items in your recycling container


  • Newspaper
  • Magazines and phone books
  • Mixed and scrap paper
  • Paper bags
  • Cardboard, break down and flatten boxes
  • Shredded paper
  • Cartons: milk, juice, soup, rinsed
  • Aseptic containers: milk, juice, soup, rinsed


Ignore numbers on the containers; they indicate plastic resin type, not whether an item is recyclable in our program. Empty and rinse containers

  • Plastic bottles, jugs and tubs, 6 ounces or larger
  • Buckets, 5 gallons or smaller
  • Rigid plant pots, 4 inches across or larger


Do not flatten cans, labels are ok, tin tops are ok if crimpled inside the can

  • Metal cans and containers, empty and rinse
  • Aerosol spray cans, empty
  • Aluminum foil, clean
  • Scrap metal and pieces, smaller than 30 inches and less than 30 pounds
  • Metal paint cans, empty and dry

Yes! Recycle in your separate glass container

Glass containers

Place glass in a separate glass only container at the curb.* Empty and rinse glass containers. Labels are ok, remove caps and corks.

  • Glass bottles
  • Glass jars

* If you are a customer of Bliss Sanitary Service, Inc. your recycling collection may vary slightly. Contact Bliss Sanitary for more information, 503-663-3417.

Used Motor Oil

Set out used motor oil for collection in a marked, see-through container with a secure screw-top cap.

*Available for single family residential customers.

No! Leave this out of recycling

  • Plastic bags and plastic film
  • Plastic lids
  • Frozen food containers
  • Glassware, ceramics, and incandescent light bulbs
  • To-go cups and containers (paper or plastic cups and clamshells)
  • Pet Waste
  • Food Scraps

For questions about what is or is not accepted in recycling, email us at wasteinfo@clackamas.us or call Metro's Recycling Information Hotline at 503-234-3000.

Recycling guides:

Live in a single family house? Use these:

Live in an apartment, condo other multifamily community? Want to recycle at work? Use these:

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