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Curbside Recycling

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

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Mixed Recycling Cart

Place the following items together in your mixed recycling container


Egg cartons, cereal and shoe boxes, junk mail, phone books, magazine, newspapers, paper rolls, cartons (fl atten cardboard, place shredded and small paper scraps in a paper bag).


Bottles, jars, jugs and tubs, 6 oz. or larger; rigid nursery pots, 4" across or larger, buckets.


Clean steel, aluminum and tin cans with lids; clean aluminum foil, trays and plates; small scrap metal. Metal items under 30 lbs. and less than 30 inches.

DO NOT put in your cart

  • Motor oil bottles or containers that have come in contact with pesticides or herbicides.
  • Plastic lids, trays, toys, or bags
  • Foam takeout containers, or foodsoiled papers.

    WM Northwest Recycling

    Recycling on the side


    Glass bottles & jars

    All colors together; remove lids. Place in Curby, alongside roll carts. Always keep glass separate.

    DO NOT put in your Glass Curby

  • Lids
  • Mirrors
  • Light bulbs
  • Broken glass
  • Drinking glasses or fl ower vases
  • Ceramics, window glass or Pyrex

    Motor Oil

    In a transparent one-gallon jug with a screw top lid. Place alongside Curby.

  • Do not mix motor oil with other fluids.
  • Other chemicals or automotive products.

    Battery Types Accepted

  • AAA to D size consumer batteries (both alkaline and heavy duty)
  • Taped 9-volt batteries (like used in smoke alarms)
  • Taped large "lantern" batteries (6 volt-9 volt)
  • Taped button batteries (typically used in watches and cameras)
  • Taped rechargeable batteries and battery packs: NiCad, NiMH, or Lithium Ion (typically used in laptop computers, cellular phones, etc.)

  • NO car batteries or other lead-acid batteries please

    For more information visit www.greshamoregon.gov/recycling

    If you have any questions, please contact WM Customer Service at 800-808-5901 or e-mail us at WM Customer Service.

    Recycle+ Gresham

    Recycle+ is a new residential collection service offered by garbage and recycling haulers. Recycle+ is an optional service to recycle materials not included in weekly recycling collection. Residents who choose this service are charged a monthly base fee and collection pick-up fee.

    Recycle+ items for collection 1. Stretchy plastic film/bags
    • Plastic bags
    • Produce 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
    • Egg cartons
    • Fruit containers
    • Bakery containers
    • Take-out containers
    3. Textiles
    • Bed linens
    • Clothing
    • Towels/rags
    4. Compact fluorescent lightbulbs
    • Long fluorescent tubes are not accepted.
    • Bulbs must be contained in a zip-sealed bag.
    5. Small Electronics
    • Keyboards, mice, cords, Christmas lights, cell phones, chargers
    • Broken holiday string lights
    • No stereos, microwaves, computers, monitors
    6. Extras
    • Styrofoam - $9.00
    • Extra bags of core items - $1.00 each (5 bag max)
    7. Rotating item - July 1 - September 30, 2024:

    PakTech can and bottle handles
    How to participate

    1. Subscribe to Recycle+.

    2. WM will deliver a lidded 20 gallon Recycle+ purple collection bin and plastic bags on your upcoming collection day.

    3. Put acceptable materials in the plastic bags provided by WM, and place them in your Recycle+ purple bin. Note: Each material must be in its own plastic bag, please do not place different materials in the same bag

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

    5. Set your purple bin at the curb by 6:00 am 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
    $ 13.02 per pick-up
    Styrofoam pick-up, per bag
    $ 9.00
    Extra Recycle+ bags of core items, up to 5 bags
    $ 1.00 per pick-up

    Curbside is defined as within five feet of a public or private road. Place your bin out by 6 a.m. on your Recycle+ collection day.

    If you qualify as a person with a disability as identified by Oregon state law and do not share a household with an individual capable of placing your container curbside, you can request non-curbside pickup at no extra charge. Contact WM customer service for more information: pnwrsservices@wm.com or 800-808-5901.

    Preparing Materials

    • You will receive a purple Recycle+ bin and plastic bags from WM.

    • Separate all materials by type, put the materials in the plastic bags provided, and place the bags in your purple Recycle+ bin. Make sure the container lid can close completely to keep materials dry.

    • Why plastic bags? Each category of items needs to be kept separate and dry during collection. The plastic bags will be recycled once materials arrive at their final destination.

    • Tip: To ensure materials are collected, make sure items are clean, sorted and bagged. Wet materials cannot be recycled.

    Find answers to frequently asked questions about Recycle + below.

    Recycle+ Frequently Asked Questions

  • Click here for details

    WM Blue Recycling Cart

    Click here to download - Collection Guidelines

    Click here to download - Glass on the side

    Click here to download the Recycle+ guidelines

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