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?

Recycling alert: Styrofoam recycling has stopped

The Far West Recycling and the Pride Recycling Depot drop-off recycling centers will no longer take block, tray and polysytrene foam sheets (Styrofoam). Drop-off recycling centers are experiencing issues with commodity markets and processing capacity. Centers stopped taking Styrofoam on May 12, 2015. Please put Styrofoam in the garbage. Keep checking back for updates on recycling Styrofoam in Washington County.

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What to do with with unwanted electronics

If you are replacing any electronics with new ones, consider donating the old ones. Visit www.OregonMetro/gov/FindARecycler to find donation centers as well as recyclers or call 503-234-3000.

If your electronics can't be repaired, recycle them. You can recycle computers, monitors, laptops and TVs for free through the Oregon E-Cycles program. And starting January 1, 2015, you can also recycle keyboards, mice and printers. Learn more at or by calling 888-5-ECYCLE.