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Recycling Service
     
 
If you have weekly garbage service with Oregon City Garbage Co., and you are inside the city limits or urban growth boundary, you automatically have recycling pick up services.
Recycling is collected weekly, year-round. It is picked up on the same day as your regular garbage pick up, but we use a separate truck to pick it up. Recycling MUST be separate from your garbage.  Please set out your recycling roll cart when it is full or manageable.

Recycling Roll Cart

Recycling Bins

  95 Gallon Roll Cart 21" Wide
16" Tall
13" Deep
Your recycling must be at the curb/road side by 5:00 a.m., on your normal garbage pickup day.
Please use the large gray recycling roll cart, recycling bins, or paper bags, such as a brown grocery bag. Do not use plastic bags.
As of January 1, 2010, computers, monitors and TVs CANNOT be disposed of in the garbage or at disposal sites such as landfills, transfer stations and incinerators.  Please do not place any of these in your garbage cart or container.  If you have computers, monitors, or TVs to dispose of we can pick them for a small pick-up fee or you can click the link below to find the nearest collection center to dispose of them at no cost.

If you have computer equipment or TV's to recycle click the link below for more info and collection sites. 

http://www.deq.state.or.us/lq/ecycle/

To learn more about the recycling process visit SP Recycling  and be sure to check out the virtual tour.


All recycling can be combined into the large gray recycling roll cart except for glass and motor oil.

Glass and motor oil must be kept separate from all other recyclables and placed in the small blue recycling bin. All paper, plastics, and metals can be combined in your large recycling roll cart.

We are also pleased to announce that plastic tubs (yogurt, margarine and salsa tubs, as well as clean plastic buckets and nursery pots) are now able to be included in your recycling.

Clean plastic tubs (No lids): yogurt, cottage cheese, salsa, etc Buckets & large tubs  (laundry detergent, kitty litter) Nursery pots (clean - no dirt)

All recyclables below can be place in the same container together.

  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Catalogs
  • Phone books
  • Corrugated cardboard-flattened and secured
  • Junk mail
  • Scrap paper
  • Paper milk cartons
  • Paper juice/drink boxes
  • Recyclable plastic bottles
  • Milk jugs
  • Aluminum cans
  • Tin cans
  • Plastic Tubs (no lids)
  • Cottage Cheese, yogurt, & Salsa tubs
  • Clean Nursery Pots
  • Buckets & large tubs (laundry & kitty litter)
  • Scrap metals-maximum size is 14" square, for larger items, request a special pick-up.
  • Shredded paper can be bagged in paper bags and placed inside your recycling roll cart. 

 

The following items we will NOT accept as recyclables
  • Plastic bags
  • Plastic coated envelopes (TyvekŪ)
  • Block foam
  • Label backing sheets  
  • Brittle plastic deli and bakery Ceramic plates  
  • Wax or plastic coated paper containers
  • Drinking glasses  
  • Paper cups and plates  
  • Foam meat trays & fast food clamshells  
  • Light bulbs  
  • Anything with food on it  
  • Paper towels, napkins, and tissues  
  • Window glass  
  • Frozen food boxes  
  • Plastic or rubber gloves  
  • Foam packing peanuts  
  • Batteries

 

If you use a paper bag, place the full paper bag in a recycling bin.
All clear and colored glass jars and bottles-all glass must be in a your small blue recycling bin.
If you use a paper bag, place the full paper bag in a recycling bin.
Motor oil is acceptable, but it must be in a non-breakable see-through container with a tight screw-on lid (an old gallon milk jug is recommended). No more than 2 jugs per week please
Under no circumstances place the following items with your recyclables: liquid waste, paint, hazardous waste (which is anything labeled poison or caustic), hot ashes or medical waste including medical sharps.
During severe weather conditions, we ask that your recyclables be held back until your next regular pick up day, when the bad weather will likely be gone.
Please note that our drivers must follow the guidelines established by our governing bodies. Recycling in unacceptable containers, or of an unacceptable type (e.g. hazardous waste), will not be picked up.
Please remember to keep glass bottles and jars separate from other recyclables and placed in a small blue bin.