Recycling Service
If you have weekly garbage service with Oregon City Garbage Co., 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. Your recycling must be at the curb/road side by 5:00 a.m., on your normal garbage pickup day.  Please place the recycling cart and glass bin at least one foot apart so they can be safely emptied. 

Recycling Roll Cart

Recycling Bins For Glass

  95 Gallon Roll Cart 21" Wide
16" Tall
13" Deep
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 or would like to learn more about recycling, click the link below for more info and collection sites. 

Clackamas County Recycle Guide

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


All clear and colored glass jars and bottles that stored food are placed directly into the blue glass recycling bin. Please be sure they are clean and free of food.  Please do not include any dishware, window glass, light bulbs, vases, etc. 

Battery ends are taped and put in to a 1-quart sealed plastic bag and placed into the blue glass bin. (see more battery info below).

Motor Oil
Motor oil is placed in sealed container with a screw-top cap and placed next to the small blue recycling bin.  
Please do not use an old gallon milk jug.  They tend to leak. No more than 2 gallons per week please

All acceptable paper, plastics, and metals can be combined in your large gray recycling roll cart.     

  • 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)
  • Clean 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 (Tyvek®)
  • 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
  • Propane Tanks
  • Full Aerosol Cans 
  • Hazardous Material


You can now recycle batteries in your weekly blue glass collection bin!

Simply tape the terminal ends of your rechargeable and button batteries first and put all acceptable batteries (see list below) in a 1-quart sealed plastic bag and place it in your blue glass recycling bin. 

The following batteries can be recycled in the curbside program:

  • Alkaline batteries such as AAAs, AAs, C, D (don't need ends taped) 
  • 6-volt, 9-volt (don't need ends taped)
  • Carbon Zinc (don't need ends taped)
  • Lithium ion and button batteries (need ends taped)
  • Rechargeable batteries (need ends taped)

The following batteries are not accepted in the curbside program:

  • Lead acid batteries: Take to a battery shop or a hazardous waste facility
  • Electric bike batteries: Take to a hazardous waste facility

Recycle +

You can now recycle even more by opting into a new program to reduce waste beyond what is possible through our weekly recycling collections.

Recycle + offers:

  • Collection of materials not included in standard recycling.  
  • Convenient on-call pickups. 
  • No subscription required; cancel any time. 

Recycle + is now available to our customers living inside city limits and in urban unincorporated Clackamas County.

For more information and to order service click the Recycle + button below.

If you use a paper bag, place the full paper bag in a recycling bin.
Remember, Motor oil is acceptable, but it must be in a non-breakable see-through container with a tight screw-on lid. Please do not use an old gallon milk jug.  They tend to leak. 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.