Garbage and Recycling

Thank you for your interest in the Washington County Solid Waste & Recycling Program in Washington County, Oregon. The Solid Waste & Recycling Program is your resource for waste prevention, recycling and code enforcement. Waste prevention and recycling specialists or code enforcement officers are ready to answer your questions by email or by calling 503-846-3605. Learn more about the program. 

What's new?

Never miss another garbage or recycling day again

Washington County residents will have access to new online and mobile tools for keeping track of garbage and recycling pick-up schedules. Starting in early 2016, you will be able to:

  • Look up your garbage and recycling schedule.
  • Print your customized calendar.
  • Sign up for reminders by phone, email or text.
  • Get notified about winter weather and holiday schedule changes.
  • Find nearby drop-off recycling centers for items that aren't recyclable in your curbside cart.
  • Get information on your mobile device through an app.

Sign up to get notification when the service is ready.

2016 fill-in-the-blank calendars are available now for printing at home. 

Styrofoam recycling is back

Far West Recycling has restarted its block Styrofoam recycling. You can drop off clean, white blocks, trays and sheets at the Hillsboro and Beaverton locations. Far West Recycling is not accepting packing peanuts or colored or dyed foam trays. Commercial and large amounts are only accepted at the Hillsboro facility. Visit www.FarWestRecycling for more information.

Get the latest recycling news to your email inbox

Subscribe to quarterly e-newsletters with topics including waste prevention, recycling, household toxics reduction, green building and more. A print edition is sent to residents in Washington County once each year in the spring and is archived online. Sign-up to get the e-newsletter delivered to your inbox today.