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Curbside Recycling

Please have your recycling roll cart & bins curbside by 6 am on your service day.

Weekly recycling service is included in weekly garbage rates.

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Mixed Recycling Cart

Place the following items together in your mixed recycling container

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)
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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Recycling on the side

Glass Bottles & Jars

Mix all colors. Labels OK.
Do not include light bulbs, window glass, vases, mirrors or drinking glasses.


Include alkaline, button cell and rechargeable batteries. Tape ends of all batteries, except alkaline. Put in a one-quart zip-sealed bag and place on top of glass bin.

Motor Oil

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


Recycle+ is now available for an additional charge to residents residing in Clackamas County! See rates for costs of service pick-up, which materials are collected, and directions for how to participate below.

In addition to current curbside recycling, you may now participate in Recycle+ to recycle a range of materials and products:

Recycle+ items for collection 1. Plastic film/bags
  • Produce bags
  • Plastic bags
  • Dry cleaning bags
  • Plastic padded envelopes (no padded manila envelopes)
  • Plastic overwrap for paper towels, paper plates, napkins, etc.

2. Clear plastic #1 clamshell containers
  • Fruit containers
  • Bakery containers
  • Take-out containers
3. Textiles
  • Clothing
  • Bed linens
  • Towels/rags
4. Compact fluorescent light bulbs
  • Compact fluorescent bulbs must be contained in a zip-sealed bag prior to placing in your WM provided bag. This protects workers from mercury exposure should bulbs get broken during handling.
  • Long fluorescent tubes used in commercial lighting are not accepted
How to participate

Recycling+ Container
  1. Subscribe to Recycle+

  2. WM will deliver a lidded 18 gallon purple bin and four clear plastic bags on your upcoming comingle service day.

  3. Put acceptable materials in the plastic bags provided by WM, and place them in your lidded 18-gallon purple bin. Note: Each material must be in its own plastic bag, please do not place different materials in the same bag. Compact fluorescent bulbs must be contained in a zip-sealed bag prior to placing in your WM provided bag.

  4. Schedule an on-call pick-up with WM. Note: Customers must schedule their pick-up at least two days in advance.

  5. Place lidded 18 gallon purple bin out to be serviced on your scheduled day.

  6. WM will collect the bagged materials, and replace the clear plastic bags for future collection.

Recycle+ charges include a monthly base charge of $2.50 per month,
and a pick-up charge every time it is emptied.

Description of Service
Recycle+ on-call curbside pick-up less than 5ft
$ 9.25 per pick-up
Recycle+ on-call curbside pick-up 5ft - 150ft
$ 11.70 per pick-up
Recycle+ on-call curbside pick-up over 150ft
$ 13.00 per pick-up

WM Northwest Beyond Curbside Recycling

For recycling options for materials not collected curbside, www.oregonmetro.gov/findarecycler or call 503-234-3000 to find a recycler near you.

For more information visit the Clackamas County website: www.co.clackamas.or.us

WM Blue Recycling Cart

Click here to download - Container Guidelines

Click here to download - Container Guidelines

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