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Recyclables should be placed loose in the container

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Curbside Recycling

Please have your recycling roll cart & bins curbside by 6:00 AM on your service day.

Recycling is collected every other week in urban and rural county.

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Place the following items together in your mixed recycling container. All materials must fall freely from the recycling container when tipped.

Clean paper and cardboard, including

  • Newspapers
  • Magazines & Catalogs
  • Telephone Books
  • Paper Bags
  • Cereal, cracker & shoe boxes
  • Paper egg cartons
  • Notebook paper, computer paper, file folders, stationery
  • Wrapping paper (No foil, plastic coating or tape)
  • Cardboard (flatten large boxes, cut into sections less than 3ft x 3ft)

Clean drink cartons

  • Milk and juice cartons
  • Soup and broth cartons
Clean Plastic Bottles and Tubs

  • Yogurt-type containers (6 oz. or larger)
  • Rigid plant pots (4 in. or larger)
  • Buckets (5 gal. or smaller)
  • Plastic bottles (6oz. or larger)
  • Plastic jugs
Clean Metal

  • Metal cans. Place the lid inside the can and crimp shut to hold the lid inside.
  • Aluminum foil and trays
  • Empty aerosol cans
  • Small Scrap Metal Pieces (No larger than 30 inches. Weight limit 30 pounds.)
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Mix all colors. Labels OK.
Do not include light bulbs, window glass, vases or drinking glasses.

Motor Oil

Put your used motor oil in a one-gallon or smaller plastic see-through container with a screw cap lid. Empty milk jugs make good oil containers.

WM Northwest Beyond Curbside Recycling

For recycling options for materials not collected curbside, visit or call 503-234-3000 to find a recycler near you.

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Recycle at home

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How to recycle glass at home

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How to recycle metal at home

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If you have any questions, please contact Waste Management Customer Service at 1-800-808-5901 or e-mail us at Waste Management Customer Service

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